We got a fabulous theme this month from Sue, one that I have been looking forward to since she first announced it. I’ve not had as much time as I’d have liked to really explore my ideas though, I have classes and a fair happening as we speak and I’m trying to do a million things to prepare so this post will be short and sweet. Although I’ve been busy, I did manage to do a bit of multi tasking and incorporated the theme in to some of my work for the show.
My classes will be teaching Naked Raku, so it was the perfect opportunity to make some samples inspired by trees.
I really enjoyed making these jars. They’re a fun mix of wheel throwing, drawing and setting things on fire that give a really nice end result.
Next , I made some mushrooms…
These were made with earthenware clay and glazed with colour and a weird product I bought ages ago called fired snow. It bubbles as it fires and has a three dimensional finish that worked really well for the dotty bits. For a bit of contrast, I added gold lustre around the bottom of the stems.
And finally… this was supposed to be the best and final piece, but time got away from me. A forest diorama.
This would be my dream home if I were smaller!
There’s still quite a lot to do before it’s finished, there will be something in the cave, the tree will be filled with ivy, and mushrooms will be planted up the tree trunk and around the forest floor. I like how it’s going so far and look forward to having a bit of time to finish it off!
Thanks to Sue for a brilliant theme… I can’t wait to see what the rest of the team and guests made, I hope you’ll join me for the blog hop… follow the links below 🙂
(I’m going to be a bit later than usual visiting everyone, but will see you all as soon as I’m home!)
Caroline <<You are here.