Decals Decals Decals

lots of pots in boxes 09

Just wanted to Post a photo of the latest 100 pots that are ready to go for the Form Gallery in Perth. They are ready to jump in the kiln! And I have to say, I won’t be dissappointed not looking at yellow for a while either! The Decal process is a little bit like those tattoos you can buy from the $2 shops. Remember how you wet them, then your arm and you squeeze them onto your skin and get all the moisture out?And they never come off for weeks! But, no, really, decals on pots aren’t quite like that, it does take a particular skill to be able to visualize images on a 3 dimensional shape and using decals doesn’t make it any easier because you are limited to the lines you have in front of you. However, I am really happy that I’ve found a way to put my own drawings onto the decals and not something manufactured and tacky. So now, to the kiln!!

My next stage

next 100!!
next 100!!
Here’s a photo of some upside down pots! Upside down because they’ve travelled in the car from the huge gas kiln in Port Melbourne Gasworks studios. I had a firing last week, and I quite like the blue glaze! I sound quite surprised because it’s always a guess on the amount of colour I add to my glaze, I never test. Probably shouldn’t admit that fact! So this week I will be sanding the bases of alumina and cutting out all the decal sheets, ready to decal these pots. I’ll post another photo when this process starts, hope fully in a few days.
At the same time, I’m trying to save some teapots for the January show at Narek Galleries………………….Lids warped!!!!

 

teapot for Narek Galleries

I thought I’d show you a little teapot, that i’m getting ready for a January show at Narek Galleries. Don’t be fooled though, little teapots are alot of work!!!! The title of this particular teapot is…”which way home?” and sometimes, as we sit with our cup of tea, you do have time to think as you pour. You position your cup, you swish the tea around in the pot, you pour carefully into your cup and there is that small amount of time, where you’ve paused in the middle of a sentence or you’ve paused to listen to someone start their sentence and then you replace the teapot on the table and lift your cup to your mouth. How did i get to this place? What is it that got me to this conversation?

Hello world!

Welcome to my new web sit/blog page!!! As you can see, i’m still in the middle of working it all out but it will be up and running soon. Here, I will be able to tell you about my exciting commission from FORM Gallery in Perth and my upcoming show at Narek Galleries in January!!