I make most of my large items by using coils, this one above I have use RR clay (red raku) an Australian clay quite strong and sculptural). Picture to the left you can see the coils and it is at a building up stage. Photo to the right it have been completed with all decoration, and waiting to dry
On the left is the top of the bird bath which I made in a round mould and in the centre it shows it painted using underglaze and waiting to be bisqued, then glazed. To the right is the base now dried and waiting to be bisqued as well. I have painted the rings and will oxide the rest after bisquing.
The photos below show the base and top after they have been bisque fired at 1000 degrees centigrade. Now covered with clear glaze(the top) and the base( oxided and some clear glaze).
Below the bird bath completed.
I am an artist and live on the Kapiti Coast. Presently I am completing a Bachelor of Maori Visual Art (Raranga). I work mainly with textiles (includes Raranga which is weaving with flax), clay and paint in pastels and weatercolours.