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!)
Preparing for Glaze Firing
I like to paint on the clear glaze to the individual pieces.
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.
The Creatively Belle Supervisor
Where would I be without the all important supervisor for all that I do?
Nature is My Source of Inspiration
As a water creature I’ve always found inspiration from being around it. Now, with my kayak and sketching kit I find myself working in a far more expression style in my sketchbooks.
Walking and hiking is always good for clearing the head and creating space for the creative flow to move.
Loving The Rocks Markets
I love the view from my stall in Playfair Street at The Rocks Markets.
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.