Have updated my web site with a new tab "DESSANGE" ... Hope if you are in town for the seasonal celebrations that you will enjoy !
Have changed the template and the look and feel ... also some texts have been rewritten and some new adds such the Raku firing new experience for me. Hope you will enjoy ! Many thanks and kind regards ...
So good to be back to the clay ! Some stoneware tall vases and porcelain ... Just hope I will be able to trim them before my next travel ! Enjoy on the New New tab/section ... Have also uploaded more Blue dry glazed pots ..
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
― Marcel Proust
I am investigating now the very simple glaze formula ... and lucky enough I have so much pots I throwed several years ago that are ready to be used as test tiles ... Have a good day !
Marco Di Mauro today released a big surprise to me : an outstanding video based on my previous pots and some unforgettable places ... The music selected is justalso amazing. He expressed so nicely what most of the time I cannot express myself. Miglia grazie Marco ! Another nice surprise was the first crystal glazing on my first porcelain vases ... I was thinking to have totally failed in the application, in the thickness etc, ... in between I have received so many great advices.
It has all the time been very fascinating to me to admire sculptures made by clay and that time I just take a trial to combine tall cylinder and a statute. Hope you will enjoy ... Need to be patient to let is dried and decorated with oxide washes. This is a two section piece again because of my kiln limitation (maximun +57 cm). Looking for some help I got several proposals and feel very granted ... To be continued.
Those days have been quite rainy and windy and has spent most of my time to dry my studio ... we have got also some power
failure so no way to use my wheel or my kiln ... The good news is that I finally found help to fire my tallest vases ! Keep going ...
First of all and again so many thanks for all your very kind posts and your comments. That is so unexpected and so warm to my heart. I started the New Year by throwing T-Material clay that I bought in Belgium (but originally came from England). I also bought molochite grog but for the first trial I have been a little bit too generous ... Anyway, I have now completed the 50 kg and did again the same vase shape that you can see on the banner picture of the website. I am still hesitating about the use of oxide washes or glazes ... wish you all the best and keep in touch!
Finally, the web site is becoming a reality and I am still feeling like a student facing an examination! I do hope visitors will appreciate and comment on my blog. My intention is to release an update every month (because I do like to throw new pots and vases and start new dry glazes formulas) and be more accurate in terms of "how to deliver" my humble production. I wish you a very Happy New Year 2012 with lots of joy and excitement, passion and new challenges! In the Chinese calendar, the New Year will start on the 22nd of January with the Year of the Dragon! So good to know we will have another celebration ... Be happy and hope to see you here often. Be happy - Lao Qiao.