Name: Dried Poppies
When was it made: June 2015
Width: 9cm at the rim, 10cm at the base Height: 7.5cm
Technical Data: Stoneware clay body fired to 1220C
Hyplas and local clay slip monoprint
Modified Leach 1-2-3-4 glaze
0.5% Cobalt Oxide and 2.5% Red Iron Oxide
Platinum Lustre 740C
Time to make: Mug Body 5 minutes
Handling 10 minutes
Monoprint 5 minutes
Glazing 2 minutes
Lustre 5 minutes
Total time 27 minutes
Growing up I have always loves loved flowers after they have gone to seed. The metamorphosis they go through once they are no longer flowers, like poppies but also bluebells.
I guess I always believed when I grew up everything would change and it would be easier, but it wasn’t and it continues to be really hard, spending time around people is mentally exhausting.
I try to stretch my limits, to continue to grow but it is going to take time, and I never will be the exact person I wish I was, that is too different to my nature.