Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Tea for two


 

Hello all! I've been ridiculously busy with book festivals and storytimes...more exciting photos from these events to come! Anyhoo, it just dawned on me that I haven't been keeping you all up to date with some of my other work, in particular my recent ceramics! Above is the belated wedding present to my lovely friends Lucy and Pete (Tea for two teapot) and below an Art Deco style tea set, which was a commission for a Diamond Wedding Anniversary!


    

As you can see, the teapot has been strangely blackened! A complete mystery to us all in the firing process, especially since the rest came out all shiny and bright! Damp glaze is our only idea ... any thoughts on this, do let me know! I am now just completing a replacement pot, so all will look bright and shiny together. I've decided I quite like the odd black melted effect on the original pot, and may just use it myself! All for now, book festival photos coming soon...