If I have a spare bit of clay left out after making something I tend to make it bird-shaped. There are bird sets, lone birds, and birds in pairs for earrings.
Talking of earring pairs, I've made rather a lot of them.
There were several casualties on the way to getting these warp-free, and I'm sure there'll be more warping in the future. The glaze on the pair on the right is beautiful (and it's not like I made it, so I'm allowed to say that!), but, frustratingly, I've struggled to take a picture without having all of that light reflecting off them.
I did say lots of earring pairs, yes?
I do like crackle glazes. I've also always been a sucker for any glaze with crystal inclusions, like those I've used on a couple of these pairs.
They can be messy to use but I love them. Had to make these glossy bonbons using them too.
I tried making up some of my old polymer designs in ceramic. These turned out quite nicely.
And, of course, there was bound to be some owl-age.
Which fox do you prefer - realistic fox or stylised fox?
These have a hole running down the centre at the back. Here's another fox-y piece:
And here's some more pendant pieces.
I've been having a go with glaze stains; I'm quite pleased with these sets.
This is a bit of an ongoing project - faux beach pottery. I've yet to get them exactly how I want them.
Here's a few more miscellaneous pieces. I particularly like the tiger stripes and the cobalt feather set.
Yellow may be my favourite colour of rose. The rosebuds above, to the right, have also been an ongoing experiment. I really wanted to get a pinched, paper-like feel to them. Here's an earlier set that I made as I attempted to get the look I was after.
If you read Friday's post you may remember that I said the prize for the ITS giveaway would be a mystery bundle of beads. Well, let's clear that mystery up! The winning commenter will receive this set of roses. But I promised a bird too, so here's everything that's up for grabs:
If you'd like to win these, head here and add a comment saying what piece of equipment you'd most like for your workspace.
I hope you've enjoyed this little preview of these new beads. I have many more: a frankly alarming amount of photoshopping lies ahead. I'm hoping to get them in my shop within the next week or so.
Bye for now, Claire