MOUNTAIN pottery // wood firing / tafe / results

So here are my pots out of the tafe wood firing. Pretty pleased I have to say, it was said that my blue Chun bowl had to be the gem of the kiln! And I would have to agree, not

MOUNTAIN pottery // wood firing / tafe / results

So here are my pots out of the tafe wood firing. Pretty pleased I have to say, it was said that my blue Chun bowl had to be the gem of the kiln! And I would have to agree, not

kiln opening // wood firing / tafe

A couple of times a year our tafe fires up the wood fire kiln, only this year there was a delay due to occupational health and safety red tape B.S. The problem was that the beams supporting the roof where

kiln opening // wood firing / tafe

A couple of times a year our tafe fires up the wood fire kiln, only this year there was a delay due to occupational health and safety red tape B.S. The problem was that the beams supporting the roof where

MOUNTAIN pottery // follow up … mixing clay / mixing bowl

Five posts ago I was experimenting with mixing 3 different clays together to create a warm, toasty, speckled, rustic mixing bowl inspired by the lovely pottery used by Nigel Slater in his BBC series. Although the outcome if far from

MOUNTAIN pottery // follow up … mixing clay / mixing bowl

Five posts ago I was experimenting with mixing 3 different clays together to create a warm, toasty, speckled, rustic mixing bowl inspired by the lovely pottery used by Nigel Slater in his BBC series. Although the outcome if far from

MOUNTAIN pottery // preserved lemons / tagine

There is a saying “if life gives you lemons make lemonade”, I like to say “if life gives you lemons, preserve them for the Tagine I made!” And that’s what I did. Here at the farm there is an abundance

MOUNTAIN pottery // preserved lemons / tagine

There is a saying “if life gives you lemons make lemonade”, I like to say “if life gives you lemons, preserve them for the Tagine I made!” And that’s what I did. Here at the farm there is an abundance

MOUNTAIN pottery // new pottery studio

I mentioned in my last post about our abrupt house move, so here is a tour of the new studio location. We love it, and have settled in so easily since it is basically the exact same loft style as

MOUNTAIN pottery // new pottery studio

I mentioned in my last post about our abrupt house move, so here is a tour of the new studio location. We love it, and have settled in so easily since it is basically the exact same loft style as

MOUNTAIN pottery // Ash Glaze testing

This is the long-awaited post on my test result for the ash glazes I was researching. And because you have waited so long the pressure is on to not disappoint. I think the outcome of some glazes are defiantly worth

MOUNTAIN pottery // Ash Glaze testing

This is the long-awaited post on my test result for the ash glazes I was researching. And because you have waited so long the pressure is on to not disappoint. I think the outcome of some glazes are defiantly worth

MOUNTAIN pottery // mixing clay / mixing bowl

I have been watching Nigel Slater’s Simple Cooking tv series on ABC iView, I really relate to his cooking philosophy and love of vegetable gardening, but I was most inspired by his beautiful collection of handmade pottery. Wood fired, varied

MOUNTAIN pottery // mixing clay / mixing bowl

I have been watching Nigel Slater’s Simple Cooking tv series on ABC iView, I really relate to his cooking philosophy and love of vegetable gardening, but I was most inspired by his beautiful collection of handmade pottery. Wood fired, varied

MOUNTAIN pottery // beautiful day on the kick wheel

This weekend was such nice weather on the mountain I thought I would give my recent eBay bargain a spin! I bought this kick wheel for $20 so you can’t really go wrong, and it turns out it’s quite lovely

MOUNTAIN pottery // beautiful day on the kick wheel

This weekend was such nice weather on the mountain I thought I would give my recent eBay bargain a spin! I bought this kick wheel for $20 so you can’t really go wrong, and it turns out it’s quite lovely

MOUNTAIN pottery // Neolithic Pot / Black Firing

It has been sooo long between blog updates and I finally have the chance to post now. A lot of things have been going on, but I have sorted it all out, and I am very happy to say that

MOUNTAIN pottery // Neolithic Pot / Black Firing

It has been sooo long between blog updates and I finally have the chance to post now. A lot of things have been going on, but I have sorted it all out, and I am very happy to say that

ying art tools

Follow Up // Pottery Tools

In my last post I mentioned that I ordered some new pottery tools through Sanbao or Yingz art, well they arrived (thanks Ying for your fast postage) and I can’t wait to use them to make some eastern style tea

ying art tools

Follow Up // Pottery Tools

In my last post I mentioned that I ordered some new pottery tools through Sanbao or Yingz art, well they arrived (thanks Ying for your fast postage) and I can’t wait to use them to make some eastern style tea