Glazing Experiments

  I´m sure most of you remember my post concerning the Art of Mastering the Potter´s Wheel about two months ago (if not, just have a quick look here). Due to the summer holidays and my new job, I had to wait until now to begin with my glazing experiments on the little pieces IContinue reading “Glazing Experiments”

Mastering the Wheel

  Have you ever watched that wonderful movie “Ghost” with Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze? If so, you surely remember that scene where they´re sitting together at the potter´s wheel 😉 If not, let me just say: it´s been quite a sensual experience they shared 😉 But what is more important: it realls looks soooContinue reading “Mastering the Wheel”

A Happy Horse

  Sometimes I sit in front of a lump of clay and don´t know what to do with it. Then I begin to knead and pull at it without any intention whatsoever. The last time I was doing that someone in my pottery course suddenly exclaimed: “Ha! That looks exactly like horse kicking its legsContinue reading “A Happy Horse”

Ghostly Image Come to Life – The Glaze

My clay figure “The Silence” has been finally fired and glazed! After a nice conversation about the benefits of glazing here on WordPress with my dear friend Patty (thank you, Patty, without you I wouldn´t have had the idea to do this!), I decided to give my figurine a kind of semi-glaze. This means thatContinue reading “Ghostly Image Come to Life – The Glaze”

Proud to present… a Dragon!

I noticed that it´s been a long time since I´ve posted some pottery here – that´s not because I haven´t done any but because I find it rather difficult to make some decent pictures of my pieces. Most of the time the light is bouncing off the glaze like crazy and no one would beContinue reading “Proud to present… a Dragon!”

“Just give me some fish, will you?”

As you´ve seen on earlier posts, I´ve got a weakness for birds, especially when it comes to drawing them. But every once in a while, I just can´t resist, and have to form them in clay, as well:) This little fellow is supposed to be a Southern Rockhopper Penguin, although I have to admit, theContinue reading ““Just give me some fish, will you?””

How to tame a Harpy…

As you can see, I´ve really got a soft spot for winged women…:) In this case, it´s a Harpy -a mythological creature, which combines two main physical aspects: the face and upper body of a woman and the wings of a bird. I´ve been fascinated by these creatures ever since reading “Ronia the Robber´s Daughter”Continue reading “How to tame a Harpy…”

The Good, the Bad and the … Cute;)

I couldn´t resist – I just love this film mentioned above (granted: in a slightly modified form;), and especially the main theme by Ennio Morricone – which I could play on my  multicoloured goldfish ocarina – if only I knew how!