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. 


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

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

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


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