Studio Saturday

Its been a while since I’ve been home on the weekend, let alone in the studio, but today was a studio Saturday – and it was goooooooooooood!  Heading into the studio this morning, I knew it was a beaker day. I’ve had a few beaker orders come in during the week and wanted to make…… Continue reading Studio Saturday

Catch up with studio happenings…

I realised yesterday, that I’ve been quite quiet here on the blog. There’s been *LOTS* happening, and I just haven’t made it to the computer to share it here. The fb & instagram pages have been updated – isn’t it just so easy with the camera and apps to shoot up a quick photo?! Still, I…… Continue reading Catch up with studio happenings…

Smile, its camera time!

Generally speaking, I quite enjoy taking photos… … just ask my mates how annoying I can be with a camera. There are thousands of happy snaps that documented my uni residence days and nights. And probably a good hundred photos of my friends with that ‘no. not another photo Rachel. serious. turn that camera off’…… Continue reading Smile, its camera time!

Add this equation up…

1 bisque firing = 5 days of glazing = 2 stoneware firings = the realisation I need new studio shoes and a rubber mat (more on the mat later). As you can see, its been a great week. Product is coming out of the kiln and I’ve been bursting with thankfulness. My second glaze firing…… Continue reading Add this equation up…

Truth time

Its been a tougher than expected week at the Servant Ceramics Studio…  …don’t get me wrong, there have been some awesome moments but its a been hard one for a couple reasons. Lets celebrate the highs first eh? – Stocking up in an epic way with glaze materials. The great results in the kiln mean…… Continue reading Truth time

Bisque – are we talking about biscuits, soup or clay?

We’re talking about clay of course! I’ve discovered that while some people have no idea what the word bisque means, to others it draws images of biscuits (or cookies if you socialise with Americans), soup (think of a smooth, creamy, crustacean-based soup) or the porous result of an 1000 degrees Celsius firing (give or take a…… Continue reading Bisque – are we talking about biscuits, soup or clay?