Tuesday, March 17

New ceramic work




I've been busying in the pottery lately, and this is what I've come up with. 
They consist of a rolled out piece of clay which is then cut and left until "leather hard". I then set to work with a sharp knife and clay needle to engrave into the surface of the tile to make little reservoirs for the glass to sit. The tiles are bisque fired and then the glass is put in and they get a glaze firing so the bits of glass melt into a lovely gloop. They're now ready to hang on the wall with one small nail. 
I shall be listing the "Home Sweet Home" one in my shop this week, but the rest I'm reluctant to sell as they're my first go. I'll be whipping up some more soon though! There's already one in progress that features fir trees and a small owl. Twit twoo!

5 comments:

Julie said...

These are beautiful - in fact I love everything on your blog and in your etsy shop. So glad to have stumbled across you [hope you didn't feel anything!!!]. :)

Anna Betts said...

Thanks Julie! They've been really fun to make, and no I didn't feel a thing! Glad to have you aboard :)

Sue said...

Beautiful! Love your blog and shop, I found it after reading decor8. Congratulations on the feature.

Anna Betts said...

Thanks Sue, I was so excited when I saw my work on Decor8, needless to say it's totally made my week!

Atelier Sofia Rocha said...

so wonderful, i love.