Tuesday, January 27, 2015

bisque (2)

here are some larger items from my second bisque firing including hanging planters and a coffee dripper. i've decided to try out a range of glazes on these, i have some pre-mixed brush on glaze (in white, blue and grey), a pre-blended powder (white) and have mixed 6 of my own glazes in assorted shades of white. perhaps this is too much for a beginner but i'm keen to see the differences in application and finished results between the different types! the glazes are sieved and i'm hoping to get the consistency right tomorrow and start work on some test tiles asap...

Sunday, January 25, 2015

sunday moments

 i can confirm that the first bisque firing was pretty much a success! (now for some glazing...)

 a sweet little textured pot

 my favorite spoon/scoop

 a small textured posy vase

work in progress

Saturday, January 24, 2015

first bisque

finally the cones arrived and i packed the kiln up yesterday for my first bisque firing. i'm sitting patiently today waiting for it to be cool enough to open! i'm not sure how much longer i can wait though. i know there is one item cracked on the top shelf due to a cold draught that whipped through this morning, will everything else be okay or will it be a disaster?

Friday, January 23, 2015

bright morning light

 i was rudely awakened this morning so here's some bright and early studio pics.

i'm not much of a phone person but have decided to give instagram a go, if you're into that kind of thing too and care to follow me there then my user name is ojeffries.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


i'm steadily building a pile of pots which i am desperate to get in the kiln, the cones i need have been out of stock for forever 2 weeks and i'm slowly going a bit mad with just wanting to get on with it already! currently crossing my fingers and toes for getting something on the go this weekend...

Sunday, January 18, 2015

on sleep

interrupted sleep
pencil and gouache on salvaged notebook page

(there's been a lot of this recently)

available in the Restless Things shop


loved this

Friday, January 16, 2015

in the pipeline

also in the pipeline now I have a kiln is making some tiles for our kitchen refit later in the year. these are so satisfying to make and I can't wait to get some glaze on them. i'm going for a rustic patchwork effect made from 12 different designs all of which will have a simple semi-transparent white glaze. i'm VERY excited to see these finished.