Sunday, June 26, 2016

More Early Slab-built Pots

These are some of my early glazed slab-built pieces.  The top vase is really two squares joined with applique strips added for decoration.   The three bottles show just a few of the many bottle shapes I used to make. I always loved the challenge of making bottles and maintained that the inside had to be finished to a high standard as, sooner or later, the piece would get broken and then your workmanship would be revealed.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Some of My Early Slab-Built Pieces

These two square slab-built glazed dishes are from some of my early work in clay.  The top platter was quite large and heavy and was difficult to glaze.  The smaller dish which was about 30 cm. square was much easier to glaze and really a much more useful.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Seeds on Green Ake Ake

I am glad I do not need to count the number of seeds on my green Ake Ake tree - there must be
hundreds of thousands.  Ake Ake is a small native New Zealand tree which also comes in a purple variety.

Sunday, June 5, 2016


My pomegranate tree did not have a lot of fruit this season but what were there were very lovely. Hope you enjoy these images.