Sunday, 17 October 2010

I've been playing about with this cardboard template to work out some ideas for a reliquary. I was quite pleased with it and remembered just in time that I needed to make the templates bigger to allow for shrinkage. I'm calling it 'the birds and the bees'.

This is one of the casseroles out of the kiln this week. I am very poor at taking photos of my work and so often things go off and I realise too late that I haven't kept a record of them. Sometimes it's helpful to keep a record to go back to ideas and build on them. So today in the middle of cooking Sunday roast I shot outside into the sunshine to try and record this weeks firing. I only photographed this one though because I had to re-organise my priorities and rescue the lunch!


  1. Hope the lunch was as divine as the pot! I find photographing and recording everything is such a pain, but as you say, helpful if can do it.

  2. I love your reliquaries and your pottery with the owls, birds and feathers on them. What are your sources for the images?

    I like to cover white clay with black slip, carve the birds on the pottery, and then soda fire them. A great source for owl and bird pics in general is the photo gallery section of WeatherUnderground:
    Just enter the birds that you are looking for.