Tuesday, 31 January 2012


Akira Satake
I really love the texture on these pieces, just like the bark of a tree... something I have been trying to achieve myself


Also some interesting work here:

Using lovely black clay with kaolin (china clay) stretched on the outside
Nitsan Stern

Tuesday, 24 January 2012


I have been intersted in the Amphora shape ever since I saw it in the British Museum some time ago. I think there are some in the V&A also.
I've been doing some new tests on surface decoration to find out what I truly would like to be making. The last batch out of the kiln we very pleasing so I am going to start exploring this form together with the decoration.
Image from Wikipidia

Own picture from British Museum

More info available here.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphora

Friday, 20 January 2012


Notes to self
Artists work who I have been looking at:
Jane wheeler   http://www.janewheeler.co.uk/
Robert Cooper    http://www.robertcooper.net/
Jo Connell    http://www.jjconnell.co.uk/joomla/index.php
Shozo Michikawa     http://www.shozo-michikawa.jp/eng/index.html