Stoneware, Underglaze 2015
Have not written for a while as it was very busy leading up to Christmas. I am now trying to relax a bit… I should be restocking my ceramics but I have so many jobs that I have neglected around the house that I need to stop making ceramics for the first half of January. I will be going back to my regular job on a part time basis next year as my daughter is starting school. So I need to carefully plan how I am going to proceed next year with Mountain Clay, I don’t want to stop now that it going so well, but I need to organise my time and where and how I wish to sell my work. I have been approached by a few different outlets but I have yet to get organised in taking work to them. But for now some time off clay.
Today I sent off a tree mug and a forest mug to the USA where my customer was buying them for her daughter. Her name is Chiara and she is protesting against forest being destroyed for a new shopping mall by living high up a tree! Unbelievable that my tree and mountain inspired work will end up high in a tree on Bainbridge Island just off the coast of Seattle! I love it! So I looked her up and there is a song! What an inspiration!!
We live on a flower farm and the last of our Australian native waratahs have just finished. Today I made two dishes for friends using the white and red waratah as a decorative feature. I copy the waratahs as a botanical artist copies flowers. I need the flower in front of me and can’t work from a photo, so as they have just finished flowering I realised I needed to make these pieces quickly. They are yet to be fired or glazed, so will look quite different when fired.