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Peace bird long necklace by Creatively Belle

Peace bird finding a new home

I thought you might enjoy seeing some of my designs, the making process and images around life as an artisan maker.

So here you’ll be able to have a sneak peak  behind the scenes and find images of my work in progress, as well as sources of inspiration and love, the community of makers that I belong to and where we sell our creations as well the odd random thought.

Making Porcelain Jewellery

There are multiple stages and steps involved in making porcelain jewellery.

Starting off as clay, the process to transform from fancy dirt to high quality porcelain includes two firings in the kiln and a lot of TLC at each stage.

Looking After the Bisque Pieces

The bisque stage requires a lot of work for each piece with sanding, applying decoration and glazing.

I love sorting my work into beautiful wooden bowls I have started collecting at the Tasmanian Craft Fair each year. I enjoy the feel and smell of the wooden bowls, including my favourite Huon Pine bowl, much more than the plastic boxes used for transport from home studio to the pottery studio (but I do love eating the chocolates that originally came in them!)

Ready for all the work that happens next

Ready for all the work that happens next

Ready for glazing

Ready for glazing

 

Preparing for Glaze Firing

I like to paint on the clear glaze to the individual pieces.

With glaze painted on, these are ready for the glaze firing

Ready for the Glaze Firing

Getting Reading for New Homes

The final stage for turning the porcelain into pendants and brooches has only two steps involved; another sanding (of course) and gluing the findings on securely. Again, I use trays to keep things neatly together and easy to move around my petite studio.

Gluing on the findings for the porcelain brooches and pendants

Gluing on the findings

 

The Creatively Belle Supervisor

Where would I be without the all important supervisor for all that I do?

Making sure all goes to plan

Making sure all goes to plan

Supervising the initial drying stage

Supervising the initial drying stage

 

Loving The Rocks Markets

I love the view from my stall in Playfair Street at The Rocks Markets.

The view from the Creatively Belle stall at The Rocks Markets

The view from the Creatively Belle stall at The Rocks Markets

Light coming through the beautiful tree next to my stall at The Rocks Markets

The beautiful tree by my stall at The Rocks Markets

 

The Rocks Markets Sydney

The Rocks Markets in Sydney

I have all the Mimosa CD’s and play them when I’m making the porcelain. Phoebe and Morgan met when studying at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and their life is all about music.

Live music at The Rocks Markets, Sydney

Live music at The Rocks Markets, Sydney with Mimosa

Creatively Belle at The Rocks Markets in Sydney

Find Belinda of Creatively Belle at Sydney’s Rocks Markets on Saturday and Sunday

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