A Day With Hallmark Creative

Yesterday we were treated to a day working with the very talented Rebecca from the @sunkenstudioleeds in Leeds. A day just to get the creative juices flowing and enjoying learning something new. Thank you Rebecca for the most fabulous day. Our designers and illustrators loved working with you.

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Bright Graphic Homeware

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We’ve been busy making some colourful ceramic homeware between hosting workshops. See our post Ceramic Petri Dishes to see them in progress.

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Decorating Clay with Slips and Underglazes

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Look at this bunch of cheery creatures. They were made by Katy in one of our pottery evening classes. The flat disks are test tiles exploring a range of decorative techniques using slips and underglazes. They were made in preparation for a main make – see below for details.

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Ceramic Petri Dishes

If you love colour, you might like these. I’m currently working on three sizes of ceramic petri-style dishes for The Hepworth Wakefield Contemporary Ceramics Fair in May. Available in red, yellow, orange and blue and diameters 10cm, 15cm and 20cm (approximately). These images are of work in progress. The colours look neon – they’ll still be bright when finished but not this bright…

Illustrative Slipware

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Matthew the Horse, Forward Always: Moon

I’ve finally finished a few odd jobs around the house. One of which was getting this print stretched. It’s by Matthew the Horse and last year he visited the studio to work on a few examples for our Ceramics Taster: Trail.

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Colour and Surface

Accidental colour inspiration. Out and about teaching myself how to take photographs – Achilles Heel. Many of the photos are out of focus – tripod next time – but some interesting colour combos have come out of it. Continue reading Colour and Surface