Kiln Melting Glass over Ceramics

I have been experimenting with melting found beach glass and recycled wine bottles over my ceramic sculptures and here are a few things I’ve learned along the way. Less is more. It doesn’t take a lot of glass to create transformative effects. Depending on your project, adding small amounts of crushed glass can add littleContinue reading “Kiln Melting Glass over Ceramics”

Sodium Silicate Pottery Cracked Surfaces: Slab Building Technique

How do potters achieve those amazing crackled patterns in their ceramic pieces? With the magic of Sodium Silicate. You may have seen artists use this clear, liquid medium on the outside of wheel-thrown pottery before stretching the work into larger forms with various cracked designs running across the surface. What exactly is Sodium Silicate? AndContinue reading “Sodium Silicate Pottery Cracked Surfaces: Slab Building Technique”

Making Ceramic Jewellery

Making jewellery and wearable art evolved from a combination of exploring ways to recycle and further develop my ceramics, along with resurrecting an old jewellery-making hobby I started many years ago (I used to make pendants out of wood, hand-cut and delicately pyrography burned with animal and nature themed designs). Now that I’m experimenting moreContinue reading “Making Ceramic Jewellery”

How did you Make That?

People are curious by nature. We want to know how things work? Who made this? What is its purpose? When it comes to creatives and collectors of objects, the question becomes “How was this made?” Most artists will include what materials they use, perhaps a brief explanation of the process (unless that’s a heavily guardedContinue reading “How did you Make That?”

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