Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Chicken Teacup Disaster


Firstly here's a sneak peak at the work I'm entering in the South Australian Ceramics Award show which will be held at the Adelaide Central Gallery from the 2nd to 24th July. It showcases many of the fabulous talented South Australian ceramic artists we have here and will be judged this year by Gerry Wedd. This work is inspired by all the festivals and events we have here in Adelaide every March.

Otherwise its been a slow month in the studio, I've been suffering from that frustrating condition called Potters Elbow (sometimes mistakenly referred to as Tennis Elbow) I won't bore you with the details but it makes decorating very painful, as a result I have lots of work made but unfinished. I have however been working on some new forms including these vases...

















...and as my little bird forms are proving very popular at the moment I've added little a wombat and bilby to my range of Australian fauna. I've made the moulds and have begun casting the wombat, I can't wait to start decorating them













I also managed to very carefully make some tea cups and put handles on them and they were all ready to be decorated when disaster struck...
one of our the chooks accidentally got locked in the studio overnight (and yes I was the person responsible for putting them away that night but it was dark and I didn't count my chickens). She must have put the radio on and had a little party in there because when I discovered her she had danced all over the freshly made cups!













I managed to rescue all but 5 of them and they're all safely in the kiln now which is firing up right now so I'll have lot of newly decorated forms next time!

5 comments:

ang said...

..ooh dear miss penny whats with the chicken dance in the studio between that and the ceramists elbow dilemma you are in a pickle..but lovely new forms ali and shelvage is a waiting you at mine...your show stuff looks just lovely..

Marianne said...

Next time you shut your chicken in the studio you could leave a tray of paint with your unglazed pots, leave the radio on with some really funky dance music. Would kill two birds with one stone (bad pun says the chicken) - saving your potter's elbow and creating a new line in hen print cups.
Well if Dali could do it with a pig in a bath........

Marianne said...

P.S. Love your new look blog and your tent pots especially with the little flags

Linda Starr said...

sorry about the mishap; great festival pieces, love the colors and whimsey of them.

Farmweld said...

I love those tents. I'd love to have a sugar bowl (indent for spoon)and a matching one in biscuit tin size! I love functional art especially when these items can replace ugly objects which HAVE to live on the kitchen bench!!! Cheers, Tricia