Part One is about where my Stoneware Pottery Comes from, this isn't all my workings just a small part from my University days and includes drawings, mindmaps and Mood Boards. Yes it is going to be full of words and pictures.
Step One - Mind Map
|Mind Map on Food|
Step Two - Mood Boards
|Sketchbook Mood Boards on Bread|
|Mood Boards looking at Rustic Food and One Pot Cooking|
|Mood Boards looking at a Colour Palette|
|Looking at puddings, seascapes and patterns.|
Step Three - Develop Forms
|Development Sketches for Jugs and Teapots|
|Development Sketches for Bowls and Vases/Vessels|
Step Four - Surface Pattern
|Developing a Brushwork Language - Quink and candle|
|Rough Layout for dinner service|
Step Five - Production and Redevelopment.
|Platter based on the Brushwork, hake and bamboo brushes|
|Simplifying the Pattern|
Step Six - Reality
Despite being a Pottery student for 4 years at the point of graduation, I still didn't have a big knowledge of pottery and potters and it was only after meeting Kevin and Jack that I realised I didn't know anything or anyone in the pottery world. So it was on leaving university and actually gained a love and understanding of pottery and other potters. Hence the reason there is no real pottery mood board in the above pieces, with "I am inspired by..."
|How the Pattern works on Oxidation Pieces. with two overlapping brush strokes.|
- I also made the mistake of buying in glazes, which I don't do for my standard ware any more.
- I am thinking of reducing the number of items in the standard ware and try and share some kiln space and do some reduction firings on some stacking bowls.
- Stop doing tea bowls unless someone orders a sizeable amount.
- Redesigning the Bowls so they are slightly more pleasing and more like the one I made for my wife that I found buried in my kitchen
Part 2 - Developing an Earthenware Range