Name: Sailing across the waves
When was it made: June 2015
Width: 6cm at the rim, 7cm at the foot Height: 8.5cm
Technical Data: Stoneware clay body fired to 1220C
Hyplas slip layer, with carved boat
Modified Leach 1-2-3-4 glaze with 7.5% Red Iron Oxide
Platinum Lustre 740C
Old metal makers stamp
Time to make: Body 5 minutes
Slipping 2 minutes
Glazing 2 minutes
Lustre 1 minutes
Stamping 0.5 minutes
Total time 13.5 minutes
There is something familiar about the shape of these flower vases and when I started I couldn’t put a finger on it.
When I started boats a few years ago the sentiments were one of rebellion remembering my childhood with the fishing industry affected by central government decisions. There were tough times then as they are tough now for people.
This isn’t the best area to sell ceramics which are basically luxury goods.