New work and open studio event

Hadn’t realised it has been quite a while since I posted anything…time has certainly been flying by, and its been fairly full on at the studio! My new work is slowly evolving, and I’m getting used to only making work on a part time basis as most of the emphasis at the moment is running the studio. It does however make you really appreciate focused creative time. I have found spending more time working with other people on their various projects rewarding; and seeing how others interpret and utilise the materials and processes. So far at Cyan Clayworks there has been a wide range of individuals making everything from slip cast cups, handbuilt vessels to tiles, and material testing /glaze development using recycled materials. Students from Edinburgh College of Art have been in to create ceramic projects as well. This really highlights the diverse possibilities of clay; with its uses in the fields of product design and sculpture for example. Definitely to be encouraged I think, as there are still those who think that ceramics belongs solely in the field of craft…
Few images below of work in progress. Coil built lidded jars, with multiple layers of image and colour. There are lots of stages, from the initial building, to refining, then slip application through painting and printing. Once fired the glaze is applied and fired, then the decals applied. These are developed from my drawings. Hopefully will have some images of finished pieces next time…