The Perfect Transparent Glaze

It is notoriously difficult to get a transparent glaze with a matt finish.  The raw ingredients required to produce this usually also add an opaque-ness to the glaze, so trying to find a one that gives the finish I'm after for my work hasn't been straight forward.  Last week I mixed up several different test... Continue Reading →

Moving Forward

I have been quite busy with my newly made plaster bats this week.  I think we're all conscious that Earth and Fire will be upon us before we know it and it's quite good to have a pre-final assessment deadline to work towards.  It's certainly making me more productive.  I've been trying out 2 plate... Continue Reading →

Back to the Board

After another weekend spent trawling the estuary flood line for interesting pieces of wood I arrived in uni with a number of suitably textured boards.  I've decided to make several plaster bats of different sizes and casts, to give me a good selection, for a range of plates and bowls.  These are the type of... Continue Reading →

Halima Cassell Lecture

Halima Cassell came into UCLAN today to give a lecture on her experience on becoming a ceramic artist and her current working practice.  It was part of the design module 2 series that we attended last year, but the guest ceramic speaker for us was Mike Eden so we were all keen to attend, especially... Continue Reading →

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