Loving the colours of gaz firing, you can get such beautiful colours in reduction.
Two weekends ago I did a course with Bruce Walford building waka, platters and doing some casting with slip and stains, he was full of information and continuously sharing his knowledge. So worthwhile. Below some of the works I created on both days. The browny rusty boat was made by Bruce by bisquing the clay and then using rust paint and acid to make the boat get that rusty look.
Been learning to throw with Jennifer Turnbull, at Otaki potters. She is fantastic font of knowledge and it has been fun. This is my third time trying to learn to throw but the first time with lessons and have decided to stick to it. Quite frustrating at times and great concentration needed.
Whatever I try to do I seem to only be able to make bowls, hopefully next term I will manage a cylinder or jug. Some of my trials below and more to come when fired
They are getting bigger slowly30/06/2016
Pots are getting bigger but still struggling at times with centering. It is like a yoyo, one day you are up doing well and then the next struggling so hard, it is frustrating. These below are my latest pots. They are getting bigger.
This event is now on and it is cash and carry. Organised every year by the Otaki potters and attended by potters from many areas around New Zealand.
At the weekends there are demonstrations and I will be there on Sunday demonstrating my pottery. Most probably coiling as that is what i use most. Visit if you can.
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.