After a lovely week walking in the South Downs
in glorious sunny September weather,
I came back to find that the Christmas puds
were on the shelves in the supermarkets,
which kind of shocked me into thinking about
designs for Christmas decorations!
|sketches for Santas and Angels|
Trying to be original
when designing Santas and Angels
is a bit like trying to re-invent the wheel,
but I did a few sketches and eventually
came up with some ideas,
which I then transferred into clay.
|Detailed patterning on Christmas Decs|
As ever, they will be incredibly detailed
and super-faffy to glaze, but hopefully
that will make them a bit special when finished.
|Sneek peek at finished samples|
A couple of samples
have made it out of the kiln so far,
which I will learn from when making the full batch.
|Hexie patchwork patterns|
Other pieces in the making
are these tiny hexagon dishes,
to replace those sold out of my Etsy shop,
and some messing around with Autumn themed pieces
- all bare trees and leaves.
|Autumn leaves, bare trees - wet clay slab|
And speaking of my Etsy shop,
I have now introduced overseas shipping,
which is improving my pathetic knowledge of Geography no end.
Every time I post a parcel, I look it up on a map.
I now know where Durham is - it's in North Carolina!
And I also know where Bradford is - it's in Rhode Island!
Which is where this little lot headed off to today.
|Safe journey across the pond, little pots!|
So that's me for this month.
Apologies for not getting round to visiting your blogs
- which I am looking forward to catching up on this weekend!