Firing on all fronts

wpid-img_20140829_150606.jpgwpid-img_20140903_083132.jpg wpid-img_20140903_083038.jpg plate with green crochet

Green oval tray with pinkround blue with blue

Koala planters

Swallow platesWord planters

Well, its been a massive few months and I’ve been firing on all fronts, literally and creatively speaking that is. I’ve been concentrating for the last 10 months…that’s all of this year!!! on developing a couple of ranges of ceramic wares.

I’ve posted about the process before, but now I’m reaching the end of the development stage. I’ve had a little pop-up shop for one day and it went really well, Now I”m working on doing more selling and more making.

Above are my “Maureen Margaret Alice” range of wares inspired by my Nanna and named after her. These use doilies, ceramics and crochet in combination to create¬† practical, decorative and nostalgic items. Other stuff I have been working on are my “Sleepy Koala” pots, my “Murmuration” series inspired by Greece featuring the swallow design and just for a bit of fun, some wheel thrown ceramic planters with text. I hope to have them all in shops locally and online on my etsy shop.

Love and Art

Sarah-Jane

Murmuration

Ceramic plaque with Sparrows using scraffito technique

Ceramic plaque with Sparrows using scraffito technique

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HI folks,

I just started working on these wall plaques using a scraffito technique where you scratch away to reveal the white areas (grey in the picture til they are fired). These are inspired by the wall art I saw in Santorini Greece at the Ancient site of Akrotiri. The sparrows were a part of wall murals uncovered by Archeaologists. These works will be appearing at SALA Festival in South Australia in August at The Forge Creative Warehouse.

A murmuration is a display by a group of birds at dusk as part of a survival technique for nesting. It can be quite amazing to watch. I’m planning to do a wall full of these plaques grouped together, hence the title…plus its a cool word to say.

Love and Art
Sarah-Jane

Ceramic love

Ceramic Platter inspired by Frescoes from Akrotiri Greece

Ceramic Platter inspired by Frescoes from Akrotiri Greece

Wall panel from Fresco at Akrotiri Greece

Wall panel from Fresco at Akrotiri Greece

Urn with swallow design from Akrotiri, Greece

Urn with swallow design from Akrotiri, Greece

I’ve recently been working on ceramics and loving it. Last year I went on a trip to Greece and Turkey and I was inspired by all the beautiful ancient ceramics. On the stunning island of Santorini in Greece is the amazing archeological site of Akrotiri and a newly opened museum full of amazing ceramics.

They have also unearthed wall frescoes, mosaics and more. I have been making and decorating these large ceramic platters and channeling a bit of Greece.

Love and art
Sarah-Jane