I have a range of shapes and patterns but my ceramics are always developing and I'm trialling a new design and a new method - sponging. The method of sponging designs under the glaze to white pottery is long established - Emma Bridgewater does it well - but I'm not aware of anyone who's done … Continue reading TEST AND TRIALS: SPONGING
However long you do ceramics, a kiln firing remains nerve-wracking and you always open the kiln with trepidation. Today I finished a firing and took out 70 pieces, nearly all of them good.Firing an electric kiln isn't as easy as is often made out. Sure, you can get the controller to switch the kiln off … Continue reading OPENING THE KILN
"Baroque excess" is a tautology, but the glorious silver tomb of St. John Nepomuk by Fischer von Erlach in the Cathedral of St Vitus in Prague cannot be described without tautology. I took a few pictures with a poor camera in the low light of the church, but they give some idea of it.