News

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

Exciting times!

Exciting times!

Being in the front line and selling your work is so exciting, plenty of feedback all constructive thankfully! I've been told that my pinched porcelain really works with it's translucent appearance, burnt edges and especially with the sea glass fired at the bottom,...

Ready at last :o)

Ready at last :o)

So now JS Ceramics studio is clean(!) and ready for, hopefully, lots of visitors. New shelves have been put up to display my work and my kiln has been working overtime to get this 'Anglesey Potter' or should I say 'Rhosneigr Potter' stocked up with bisque pieces that...

‘Undoing’ glaze recipes for ceramics

‘Undoing’ glaze recipes for ceramics

What do I mean by saying 'undoing' glaze recipes for ceramics? Let me explain... When we cook a meal we take individual ingredients all with their own flavours, put them together and create....hopefully....a new and delicious flavour, a combination of them all....

A day full of inspiration….

A day full of inspiration….

When you live by the sea and love where you live, every day is full of inspiration, then comes the occasional perfect day where the sea really does look like glass and pebbles glisten after the tide has fallen away, today is such a day.....so into my shed I venture,...

1st Week ‘live’!

1st Week ‘live’!

So JS Ceramics has now been live for a week, quite something to see your own website up and running with photos of your work there for all to see, scary in some ways and very exciting in others. I would love some feed back on the site, constructive comments are always...

Why Jane Samuel Ceramics?!

Why Jane Samuel Ceramics?!

A little history about me, I started out doing pencil drawings, selling them to friends and friends of friends, slowly I developed and started painting, a little water colour and then I found oils. Wow they are fantastic, they give your paintings life, texture and...

North Wales Potters

I am a member of  North Wales Potters. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in ceramics, whether you are a professionnal ceramist, enthusiastic amateur, student, teacher or collector and living within Wales and the borders. The North Wales Potters have their...

Smoke Firing

This has to be one of the more unpredictable and exciting ways of finishing a piece. First I make some terra sigillata with white stoneware clay, this is applied to leather hard clay or bone dry clay, buffing with a chamois leather between each application. I have...

Silica Sand and Terracotta Pots.

Opening of a kiln is always and interesting experience..have glazes worked or not, are the pieces still in one piece or has the porcelain slumped?! On this occassion one new glaze had worked, the other......yuk! Quite a pleasing selection of work came out, but I think...

The Journey Begins!

The Journey Begins!

So I have my own website..and blog! I am hoping that you will join me as I share my experiences in making and firing pieces, the good, bad and at times the darn right ugly! As I write this I am waiting for my kiln to cool to a temperature that I can open to see if...