Flower

August Collection

Wow what a result! 80% of my pots came out of the kiln looking really good. I lost a few pieces to cracks and most of my plates slumped... I need to do some research into that.. But what an amazing first solo firing!!  

I set up my little cardboard and tracing paper light box and bought a $3 bouquet from the lady down the road who sells fresh flowers from her garden and I'm really happy with the way the photos turned out.

The full collection is located on my Pottery Gallery page but here is a few of my favourites. 

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- nicoleisnicole  

10 Vases

After a couple of weeks break from ceramics to enjoy some travelling around the South Island of New Zealand, which was sweet as! I finally got to see the results of my hard work last term.  Hard work, yes, but completely fun and addictive..

I picked up my last pieces of glazed and fired work from the SA TAFE School of the Arts last night, want to see them?  

After experimenting with plates and mugs in the first half of the term I decided to go back to basics and work on my forms and height by throwing some vases. 

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There was a combination of underglaze slips and glaze applied to these pieces. They all look so completely different after being fired to 1300+ but I have learnt a lot about clay shrinkage and glaze application. 

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I finally spent some time cleaning up my new, old wheel who I have named Cinnamon Sally due to her epic amounts of rust so I'm looking forward to getting my hands muddy again tonight! 

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-nicole is nicole x