In honour of the return of ‘Game of Thrones’ this vase is named ‘Mother of Dragons’ after Daenrys Targaryen. Motherhood is always challenging, but imagine trying to raise three willful dragons. The daycare costs alone must cost a fortune and imagine trying to hire a nanny, though Arya may be a suitable candidate, and possible future sister-in-law.
‘Name that Vase – Reader’s Choice Edition’ is a friendly writing competition where we ask any of you talented writers, poets or dreamers out there who may be interested to …
And here is your first peak at my new raku sculpture! My goal when glazing this piece for the raku was to get some of the red/brown metallic colours on the piece of the trunk and some of golden silvery metallic colours elsewhere.
Want to know what the most important component of pottery is? The ability to wait. You are always waiting in pottery. Waiting for …
Name that Vase! Here is where you can suggest a name, create a story, poem or prose for this raku pottery vase.
I have been exploring some new raku pottery glazing techniques lately. Or at least new to me. This particular piece has a very ‘Easter’ feel to it. I like how the blues and pinks have blended and all of the different textures on the piece, but this is not the end of my experimentation.
Watch The Alchemist throw a round vase with a flared top on the pottery wheel and see the finished raku fired vase!
One of the things that I love about pottery is the magic of raku. It is a real game changer. The kinds of effects you can get from this process are unlike those you can get from conventional firing techniques.