Porcelain broochesWinter is the best time for developing new work, I find, when there is a lull in sales and I need something fresh to put out into the world for when spring eventually arrives.
I wanted to make some new small pieces that I can post economically as sending ceramics can be very expensive, so I developed some drawings of animals that I can print onto clay and add then colour to. They have ended up as a collection of mostly domestic creatures, probably because I spend so much time working from home at this time of year I have unconsciously reflected my surroundings, although I don't actually have a cat...or an alpaca for that matter!
I have been combining the prints with some scraffitto, sponge printing and brushwork on other forms.
I'm also making a lot of tea pots which are selling well and have added this design to tie in with the humming bird design.