Some thoughts on Handmade






Another batch of cups. Handbuilding, although simple and direct, does pose a few challenges. The secret seems to be not to overwork each piece. Their strength is in irregularity and uniquenss, but there is a fine line between handmade success and failure. Even though my friend Daphne and I are hand-building our own collections of 'ugly' pottery from the op shops, I am aiming for a certain simple, barely-there elegance in this work. Good to be ambitious!


The plates are more straightforward ...




Rolled clay, hand-cut to approximate size and slumped on a plate to dry. 

Comments

  1. Fascinating, simple and pretty.
    I love the picture of the cups.

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  2. Thanks Blandina. The cups are yet to be decorated and fired .... Do you think they should be left plain perhaps?

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  3. Your ceramics are beautiful and quite unique. I love their naive quality and the hand made look.

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