Text: The test piece in the first image shows a Japanese White eye bird amongst cherry blossom and this has been created using my own powder blue clay body. Since the start of this year I have been working on new ideas for creating a coloured back ground to my sgraffito designs.
I have already gone through several ideas which haven’t worked and that’s part of the process especially with ceramics you learn more from what doesn’t work than what does! I’m starting by testing a good number 21 in all of hand made small coloured clay tests which I think will be a good starting point for developing some new forms with new decoration and coloured backgrounds. This will take many months of further tests before I can start to create some new ceramic forms which is very exciting indeed.