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A collection of news from JS Ceramics and the ceramics world.

New series of work: “Broken is Beautiful”

New series of work: “Broken is Beautiful”

As I walk along our beaches here on Anglesey, I find myself drawn to broken shells, usually whelk or conch shells, delighting in their exposed internal spirals and fractured imperfection. They seem to echo so much of my life and echo with a deep resonance, there is...

Exciting new pieces!

Exciting new pieces!

Exciting new pieces of smoke fired stoneware, just take a peek....    New colours, beautiful sheens, crazed glazes filled with smoke, reduction firing giving gorgeous reds all to be found on soft tactile pieces....I hope you like my new work?!

Hand Coiled Porcelain and Smoke Fired Pots!

Hand Coiled Porcelain and Smoke Fired Pots!

HAND COILED PORCELAIN Individually hand rolled and coiled porcelain, each piece is laid delicately on top of another with a small piece of shale or sea glass marking a pause, reflecting the journey through life that we all take. These pieces stand tall and straight,...

Ceramic Art London

Ceramic Art London

Ceramic Art London came back with a "no thank you, not this time but please keep trying"! There were over 200 applications from 15 countries...so I will keep working on all my new ideas, all of which are exciting and maybe next year? So keep watching this space for...

Ceramic Art London 2015 application submitted!

Ceramic Art London 2015 application submitted!

So I have taken the plunge and put myself forward for Ceramic Art London 2015, my application has been sent off, so all I can do now is wait! The photographs of my work include examples of my coiled porcelain and smoke fired work with my new glaze developed especially...

Coiled porcelain and low temperature glazes

Coiled porcelain and low temperature glazes

It is a while since I last wrote on my blog and I would like to tell you about the latest direction for my work. Coiled porcelain. Being influenced by Cheryl Ann Thomas whose coiled porcelain is just stunningly beautiful and defies understanding, I am now working on a...

Building up layers of colour with multiple firings

Building up layers of colour with multiple firings

Usually there are two firings in the process of producing a finished piece, a bisque firing then a firing which gives the finished surface that is wished for. Not me, no, I am only happy if I am building up layers of colour with multiple firings. I fire my porcelain...

Successful smoke firing!

Successful smoke firing!

A successful smoke firing completed the other day and then again yesterday. This particular piece has taken a few attempts to get right and not break during the smoke firing process which is why this is so exciting.....a successful smoke firing, now that does sound...

Natural glazes

Natural glazes

Using natural glazes I just love the different effects of natural glazes in particular those given by sea glass (although some would say that sea glass is not a 'natural material') when melted at 1260C as it becomes clear and glossy, sometimes the colours change...