Flowers in bowl…

The inside of the bowls is an excuse to draw sketches of flowers that glide like shadows into the concave surface. The bowls become containers of flowers ... … [Read more...]

Mishima Technique: experiments in black and red

I can not explain how much I am fascinated by this oriental technique of Japanese origin made ​​with colored engobes. I'm still experimenting but I find that the effect of the incisions filled with black engobe is amazing ... Below we see first the working of clay to leather hardness, then a picture of a bowl after the first firing. The remaining photographs are of the bowls glazed after the … [Read more...]

Small pots in blue

I miss the clay, I have little time and little space to work with it. The clay is calling me through my little blue vases and for now I can not answer. Waiting for quiet moments when I will listen to my wheel to turn again ... … [Read more...]

Tiles imprinted with pasta

A simple and brilliant idea to be realized at school with clay slabs: colored tiles imprinted with different shapes of pasta. Farfalle, penne, fusilli or spaghetti become interesting tools to create texture on the smooth surface of the fresh clay. You can create abstract designs, patterns or small landscapes ... giving space to the imagination. To color the tiles after the first firing I used the … [Read more...]

My pottery in Bath

I'm attending a pottery course at the City of Bath College, and I have the possibility to learn, confront and try out new ceramic techniques. Here are my last pottery! I thought that could be an attractive proposition for students to design a set of 3 small pots with different shapes but with similar decorations, to work on the concept of a "triad" of objects connected by an idea that unites … [Read more...]

Small ceramic house-box

The slabs of clay can be used for lots of different projects. This  project needs precision  in measuring, cutting and assembling the slabs and the consistence of clay must be not too soft. Remember to use "slurry" clay to join the slabs on the edges, after  having scratched the surfaces to be joined. The surface of the box may be textured, carved or decorated, and in the same way you can build a … [Read more...]

Coil vase with a ‘not round’ base

Starting from any shape as base of the vase,  you can model a vase not round, by growing as a free shape in your hands. The coils follow the shape of the base and then they can widen and narrow as you like. Here's my vase made with this technique. I glazed the interior of the pot, and I colored the outer surface with manganese oxide. … [Read more...]

Throwing clay!

I had an unforgettable experience learning how to throw clay with the Master Paul Webb in Wolfcastle (Pembrokeshire, UK). I’m just at the beginning of this extraordinary art, it’s just a training for me, but I feel something really special and magic in this practice, more and more! me and my (attempts) pottery! the Master Paul Webb … [Read more...]