Friday, May 17, 2013

Yes I have been busy but...

It has been a frantic week, but not much to show for it apart from a couple of shelves full of ready to be bisqued pieces, and a nearly there upgraded website. Why does building a website always take longer than expected. I've built many websites, and I should know this by now, but it still always takes me by surprise... Anyway hopefully in the next little while I'll be making it live, and you can all take a peek.

So for this week's blog, I'm posting a sculpture that are in my house that I seem to have had there forever (well it's about 7 years actually), and an image of the work I had in my graduation exhibition from TAFE, many long forgotten pieces, but I still have a couple in my house. Recently we had some renovations done, and I had to move more them off the window sill. I really, really missed them, funny eh?




This is my new fav, the amazing sculpture by Andrew Bryant that I bought home from Gulgong, I am in awe of his skills, and I am still wondering how he made it, and glazed it.


And finally, a ceramic artist I just found in the UK, Rebecca Appleby (yes, really!!) whose work is... well take a look. Honest, I was making my work before I saw hers... different, but similar.









6 comments:

Georgia Harvey said...

I would miss those pieces too, they're fantastic. Do you remember how you made them? I love the look of those pitted glazes on the top image.

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Ellen Appleby said...

Hi Georgia, the glazes are low fired lithium glazes based on glazes that Lana Wilson and John Chalke developed. The basic recipe is this booklet on page 4.
http://ceramicartsdaily.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/15lowfirerecipesnew.pdf

I fire to cone 010 - about 920deg c. Use a mix of course and fine lithium to get the textures. The red and black glaze is a chrome orange glaze, that recipe is in lots of places. I also add about 10% frit (4108 I think), to them so they are a bit more stable, and the lithium does not leach out. They are for inside ceramics, the colours leach out if put outside.

Good luck!! Ellen

Georgia Harvey said...

Thanks Ellen, I'm yet to get to the point where I make my own glazes (I have access to some goodies at my local supply shop) but it's definitely something I'd like to try.

Mieke van Sambeeck said...

Hi Ellen, I just found a picture of Rebecca appleby's bowls on Pinterest and couldn't believe the resemblance!!
I stil like yours way better though!!

Mieke van Sambeeck said...

Hi Ellen, I just found some bowls from Rebecca Appleby on Pinterest, couldn't believe the resemblance!
But I still like yours way more!! Xx