Why Failing in Art is Good

Last week I made some art… and it was absolute rubbish. The pieces were cracked, the glaze was flaking off, and overall a big hot mess. They are destined for the pottery graveyard of recycled grog. This is actually a good thing. Why? Believe it or not, EVERY artist fails. Regardless of if that artistContinue reading “Why Failing in Art is Good”

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”

How to Clean Up Clay and Glaze Safely!

After completing my Visual Arts degree in 2021 and moving from ‘institute student studio life’ into ‘unsupported garage studio life’ – I’ve been pushing the limitations of my experimental glazed ceramics at home. It’s been fun! But it’s also been very messy and I was worried about how I would dispose of clay and glazeContinue reading “How to Clean Up Clay and Glaze Safely!”