My pottery creations on and off the wheel.


Green Garden Man

Too hot to open  but I did it anyway…again!

I just had to see how the green garden man was looking.  This was a bit of a glaze test too at a different temperature and a different application type.  He turned out a lot darker than I thought, that’s down to the application and overall thickness of the glaze and so is the mottling, but my first thought was Jade and I think I quite like that being a NZer 🙂



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Bottles cooling now

Just switched off kiln and am letting the bottles cool naturally overnight.

One of my more nerve wracking experiments, but I am resisting the urge to think about the worst case scenario, just going to look forward to the morning when all will be revealed 😉

Morning update: I couldn’t resist a sneaky peek into the kiln just now, it’s still fairly hot so risked a bit of thermal shock but it was worth it, just had to see if it worked!


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A Potters Washing Day

Washing shelves: have painted a few layers of kiln wash on my kiln shelves, with the aim of catching any accidental drips, drops and slumps so I don’t ruin the shelves.

Washing benches, containers, cloths and glaze mixing stuff from last night after mixing oxides and stains into a base glaze.  Washing works much better than a sweep for kicking up dusty chemicals.

Washing recycled glass bottles for my next experiment.

And of course, the thing none of us can escape, boring old clothes washing.


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Cherry Blossoms

Who says you need spring to enjoy Cherry Blossoms?

I got distracted from pottery today by a tutorial on how to paint them using an old pet bottle, so off I went to the $2 shop for a canvas et voila!

Amongst the tree branches is a Japanese Kanji symbol for Tranquillity which is just what I want for my room!