Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Some of my pottery.

I was lucky to find really lovely Indian sari printing blocks that worked well in my clay. I used different pigments to wash into the imprints and then wipe back the tops to almost clean. Then only clear glazing the tops, leaving the backs raw.                             
 I enjoy rolling the clay, allowing it to form the plate itself. I find I control so much in my life that I want the clay to take me instead. This does not always happen. It does with the plates and I have enjoyed making them for that reason. 

 With these ones I have used antique printing blocks which I love to hold in my hands. The fabric pigments from their intended use are impregnated into the wood. 


  1. Wow, these prints made in clay are beautiful. You can do so much with the blocks..paper, fabric, canvas. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Nice to meet you.

  2. You are welcome, love your blog. Yes I love my blocks, especially the first old ones I have. I tried using them on paper, had to put tea towels under them rather than the hard surface to get a good print. Have you got some too ?
    Lovely to meet you too.

  3. Stunning Indian designs! very intricate and beautiful : ) C x

  4. Thank-you so much for commenting Cat. Thank-you !