19 June 2008
A few weeks ago I did a tile workshop with some nursery children. I had rolled out a large slab for each of them, and they explored patterns and textures in the clay. I cut out an interesting section with my tile cutter and then they used cutters on the remaining clay which we then stuck onto the tile. After firing I painted them with one coat of brush on glaze. I learnt a lot from working with the children, and the first thing was that I didn't leave any room for them to just squelch clay.
14 June 2008
11 June 2008
I made the rabbit jelly in a glass mould and had to slightly melt it in hot water and then turn out onto a plate. It was all very stressful, and on my second attempt managed to turned out a skinned rabbit with no features. Even Etienne didn't recognise it, but I put him in a strawberry patch and I think he is happy.