Monday, 26 April 2010

Recent Tea Bowls

Just a few more of my recent tea bowls, these are simply reduction glazes on stoneware clay.
I like the wide rimmed ones best.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Spoons for Stroud

So i'm nearing a conclusion on the spoons for Stroud. after a fairly massive change of direction, i decided i would have to forget the idea of embedding my lace in resin for a while because of the short amount of time until the pieces have to be submitted for the exhibition (and also because the casting workshop at uni is shut AGAIN because the technician is stranded in Portugal)
These spoons are constructed on top of the wooden tea spoons "borrowed" from the canteen at uni, with lace, reclaimed teabags, old pattern paper and lots and lots of PVA glue. all mounted on " Jesse Elizabeth's Tea Tray".

Friday, 2 April 2010

Women of Studio Pottery - Lucie Rie

Lucie Rie was born in Vienna in 1902 and moved to england in her early career where she met Hanz Coper. Together they became two of the most renowned studio potters in recent history.
I think i'm particularly interested in Lucie Rie's work because of the fact that she is a woman and there is a very obvious lack of women in the ceramics and studio pottery industries.
Her work with the form of the bowl is very relevant to my tea bowl project at the moment.
Here are some of her works!