Tag Archives: underglazes

Robin Hopper: Three decorative techniques for ceramics

Otto showed me a book he bought when he was at his annual ceramics retreat at Metchosin. Robin Hopper’s Making Marks: Discovering the Ceramic Surface is one of the most beautiful and exciting books I’ve seen in some time. Joan … Continue reading

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Studio Update

Still playing catch up, but last night the Open Studio was so enjoyable, I felt like I was floating on air when I got home. One hundred percent stress relief! It was quiet at first… Gary arrived before me and … Continue reading

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Our Jane Street Claydate!

A rainy old day in mid-July was brightened up by friends gathering around the kitchen table on Jane Street. We played with sgrafitto on small tiles, blue and green slip on white clay. Then, we worked with underglazes on larger … Continue reading

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The Animation of Clay: Pauline Doyle’s World

She calls them her ‘ladies.’ Some are towering, pear-shaped women with warm hearts, while others remind me of stout, no-nonsense church ladies. I also see coquettes, with daintily upturned chins and sloping shoulders. Most of the ladies are adorned with … Continue reading

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Book Arts: Writing on Stone(ware)

We know the act of writing on clay tablets is an ancient practice. To date, the oldest that have been found are the unearthed at neolithic sites in modern-day Romania and Hungary. The three Tărtăria Tablets have been radio-carbon dated … Continue reading

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