I thought it might not happen, but….

We’re off to the kiln!! It happened later than I wanted/thought but I walked these down to the kiln this morning! Got a good mix of vessels, gifts and glaze tests. Anticipation levels are high. Expectations are low. This is a new kiln to me and how I wish I was using the old student…… Continue reading I thought it might not happen, but….

Make Art

Found myself busy on the wheel this morning – making some beakers and testing out a few new designs. Reviewed the bisqued vessels this afternoon and except for a broken teapot (doh), everything else came through wonderfully. Gonna get some glazing happening tomorrow arvo and friday! In other news, I won a new TV a…… Continue reading Make Art

First bisque firing

Drumroll please… Introducing the very first Servant Ceramics bisque firing!! I measured out the kiln dimensions on my desk and tried arranging the vessels to give me an idea what would fit into the kiln. And surprisingly, everything (bar one really awful mug, which is now in the reclaim bucket, where it should have been…… Continue reading First bisque firing

Two weekends, two BrisStyle events

Despite the rainy weather last Saturday, Andrew and I were able to check out the Bris Style markets at Brisbane City Hall. It was great to see some wonderful art & craft and meet the talented hands and faces of the makers! Including meeting Pattie Murray who’s as lovely in person, as she is in…… Continue reading Two weekends, two BrisStyle events

Praise of the handmade

From Cornish himself: “It’s hand thrown form could be moulded and slip cast in the thousands but it was the slight irregularities of making each one individually and by hand that really made the product stand out from the competition.” My heart dances. I love a good bit of praise for handmade products! Especially Australian…… Continue reading Praise of the handmade