parian mussel shell
elm ash glaze fired
smoke house glaze fired
workshop this week was stone setting. We started a bevel setting, but were delayed by drawing down wire individually, so nothing is finished yet.
I got lots of things back from firing – the slip cast mussel shell and the ash glaze trials.
I spent a day making an image for the laser cutter, which may (or not) get cut next week.
aluminium rock pool brooch
Workshop this week was finishing the tools.
wood ash and clay for glaze
final sieving of ash glaze
sample glazes – 25%, 50%, 75% ash
View from fishmonger to Harbourhead
smoke house ceiling
smoke house outer door
I worked in ceramics mostly – finished the ash glazes, made a parian (posh porcelain) mussel shell and glazed some more pieces. I also finished an aluminium piece – sublimation printed, milled with fishskin to shape, pierced and riveted with a wee silver fitting. I can’t decide whether to put resin and shell sand in it or not.
seaweed and shell sketches
We made stone setting tools, mine are not quite finished. I also made a 3 part slip casting mould from a mussel shell, the process pics are still on my phone. I got some pieces glazed, did some sketching, played with patination and set down my 20 brooch designs.
ammonia, salt and vinegar on copper
ammonia (sawdust) on copper
ammonia (sawdust) copper