On Wednesday’s, we talk about plants! @thehiddenadventure and all her houseplant styling is up on the blog today! Click the link in my profile to get plant styling tips from a pro! 🌿📷: @thehiddenadventure
Painting Max's base colours layer by layer!.🖌 I’ve finally finished a Christmas commission that I haven't been able to share with you yet! Now I am back to painting Max, Cotton and starting a new project! Can't wait to share more with you guys ❤️ #trekell
Yes, we are Color Maximalists and we adore @fenton_and_fenton! How gorgeous is there store! We have dedicated our upcoming issue to our love of color, global design, art, plant-based food and greenery! 💥💥💥 #wewantALLofit
The back of a bowl, an old vessel thrown just before starting my apprenticeship with Lisa Hammond. It’s a piece I’ve kept for one reason, as the glaze surface is likely unrepeatable, well, it could be, but I can't imagine why I’d ever do it again purposefully. It’s very easy to forget a step in ceramics, be it a single ingredient forgotten from a glaze recipe, or double an amount as you’re distracted for a single moment. When you’re dealing with repetition, such as mixing five buckets of glaze that all look identical apart from half a percentage of red iron oxide, which isn't enough to change the colour drastically, mistakes happen. Every potter I know who mixes their own glazes and deals with their own studio practices where things are mixed from scratch have stories of them going wrong. I’m certain I forgot to sieve this glaze, which means the raw elements, even though very well combined after having the mixer churning away in the bucket for a good while it wasn’t truly so as the mixture wasn’t pressed through an eighty mesh sieve. There are chunks of white, lots of iron dots and the colour changes subtlety in washes over the piece and actually, I really quite like it.
I recall mixing the same glaze again in another bucket, plunging the mixer in and switching it on as I went for a tea break, fifteen minutes alone and the solution would be perfect for sieving once I returned. Rather, when I did, I stepped into a room where the floor was covered in a layer of crimson red, the base of the bucket had a split in it and the seething machine had forced all the glaze out of it and across the room. Lots of it too, an expensive mistake. These things often only happen once to craftspeople, thereafter you check, even if it’s just a quick glance inside the bucket or ticking off the materials as you combine them. I wonder what my next one will be.
I love the reflection of the trees! This black onyx/hematite beauty will be available in my next store update. Date to be announced 💕
Can we just take a moment to swoon over this combo?
Not pictured but nesting underneath- Fox in the Snow, Purl Grey and London Fog! These beauties are destined to be a 'What the Fade' shawl by none other than @dreareneeknits 😍