|Sculpture - it all starts |
with a block of clay
It´s been a busy week for us.
I´ve been concentrating on various projects in the studio (mainly hand-building work) and these include a sculpture that I´m working on which has been inspired by the cliff caves in Cornwall. I used to spend a lot of my art school days on the Cornish beaches, and they provided me with a great deal of inspiration.
This is very much a work in progress, and I´m currently waiting for it to dry out completely so that I can then sand it and prep it for the biscuit firing.
|Sculpture - still more |
work to do, but
it´s getting there
One of my other projects will be part of our latest collection called "Meadowscape". The plate I´m working on has been provided with several coats of slip and then the Meadowscape design scratched (scraffito) into it. There are many more processes to go through and lots of coats of underglaze to apply, but I´ll keep you posted on the progress.
|Meadowscape - scraffito|
he´ll turn in wood.
It will then be used together with a ceramic base which I have already prepared. Should be an interesting, sculptural piece when it´s finished.
The garden has been thriving!
The knot garden did need a prune though, and it´s a rather painstaking job. Still, it always looks great afterwards, and the wisteria which acts as a canopy for the bench at the back of the knot garden is doing really well this year too, especially as we had to give it a hard prune last autumn.
|Our first iris of the year|
|Wisteria growing as a canopy over the bench|