dinsdag 14 december 2010

Christmas Tree Pendants

Sometimes it is hard to try and find Christmas gifts for some people.Lucky me, my family is not too picky,so I can give tree pendants this year.

The two above pictures are in progress,I carve my small greenware pieces with a needle in a 'gel' of glaze glue.With the glue it is also possible to 'etch' area's of liquid casting clay.I ám happy with the etching results.

I wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, or a Happy whatever you are celebrating at this time of year...

zaterdag 4 december 2010

Ceramic Puzzles

Beside for jewelry the small stones with relief and painting textures, can also be used for mosaic patterns.A few examples of small installations;3 clowns and a horse carriage.

zaterdag 20 november 2010

How to Become a Circus Clown.

I became a potter but at school I was tested for circus clown.And ready to wear;some of the pendants are ready to be hung.

dinsdag 9 november 2010

Space flight for All

Happy chickens need space,so raising space chickens on the moon could be a good solution.Further mice and music in space.

zondag 31 oktober 2010

Jewelry with Text

Is there a market for ceramic jewelry with text?Text I play with; -elephants in unusual places-.For example, elephants on a cloud or elephants on a roof.Other favourites are chickens and cats with text.
The broken parts on the back of the mouses are stick to the glaze of the piece .It is fun to work with different colors clay on the same piece.

vrijdag 22 oktober 2010

Got money? Here's how I get Rid of it.

A solution how to get rid of money as fast as possible is to make pendants from money.Here's a picture.The coin is attach to the ceramic with a special glue.

zondag 3 oktober 2010

My Cat Hates You

My cat gives mouses the middle finger.Especial mouses that are made from clay that is colored black with ceramic pigment(the details are painted with white slip).

dinsdag 21 september 2010

(White) House Cats

My cat is an Obama supporter,he think Obama is better than raw fish.Cats are good friends.I have to fire the pieces another time, to fix the upper layer of colors.

donderdag 9 september 2010

Small Texts on Functional Ceramics

Pen and inkt(glaze).A small pen allows miniature(writing) work.


zondag 29 augustus 2010

Nice to meet Nice people

I did another cat saying tile.And it is true; there are a lot birds in Paris.And chickens not like to travel by train in the chicken class.

maandag 16 augustus 2010

My cat went to Paris

My cat is back from a brief trip to Paris.It inspired me to do cat themes.For example;Why do cats like fish?,Or what are you looking for in the fish pond? etc..On an already glazed surface I like to give the cats a watercolor effect,then I add relief paste.

dinsdag 27 juli 2010

Behind the Mask

I was inspired by a book by Tanith Lee to do something with people wearing a mask.

zaterdag 17 juli 2010

Help there are Elephants in my Pottery

Imagine the cat is locked in your greenware drying room or worse...elephants,I plan to make a piece about that theme.The turtle is ready.

woensdag 7 juli 2010

Looking forward for Christmas

An early christmas piece,I have to fire the piece another time,because I fire the colors seperately.The elephant is ready.


dinsdag 29 juni 2010

With my Hand on my Heart

After loosing the model from the mold,I added slip with a fine slip applicator on the plaster surrounding the model.The rooster is ready,further some pet fish in progress.

woensdag 23 juni 2010

Fish with Angels

I tried to put some angels into my fishes,they are painted with clayslip.

dinsdag 15 juni 2010

The Chicken Battery

The chickens are glazed.When I do them next I think I added ceramic batteries.Here a design for more egg production;a chicken battery with only two chickens.The battery idea is fun,maybe it works also with cars.

maandag 7 juni 2010


After firing the rooster biscuit ,a dark underglaze wash gives accent to the textures.

In case of the horse I put also after glazing onglaze white.On those white areas I want to add later 'happy colors' like;red,yellow,green etc.

The above picture;some miniatures fishes in the greenware stage.The underglaze wash is also done in the greenware stage.

dinsdag 1 juni 2010

Colored Clays

Yesterday and today I worked on a set of roosters,here the sketches.The goldfish,which was done with colored orange clay, is fired.( I added about 15% orange pigment to white slip)


maandag 24 mei 2010

Christmas Mood

It was Whitsin tide last weekend, but for me it was a bit christmas .I want to have a crib ready with christmas, so best is to start early with it.I also made a church model;the notre dame.