Code: M15

Name: Dried Poppies   

When was it made: June 2015                  

Weight: 308g                    

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.