Friday, 17 March 2017

I thought spring had sprung......

It really felt like spring had sprung on Tuesday, but today we are back to the grey skies and cool temps. So I thought I'd bring s bit if colour in from the garden and pop it in a new vase from last weeks firing. The vase was made with daffs in mind.

 

Monday, 13 March 2017

Some new pots


Some new pots from a firing last week. A firing that I thought was going to be a disaster (long story and won't bore you with it, let's just say that there were flames where there shouldn't have been, which ended up with a blown up and burnt pressure gauge) but luckily most of the pots came out as well as I could have......

Some have already sold, but some are available. Please email me at timlakeceramics@hotmail.com for more details.

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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

It's been a while since I posted!!

Lots has happened since my last post in early November. The major event was the birth of our daughter at the end of November. An amazing little creature! Giving us lots of joy.

After a month or so of getting used to our new companion I got back to work. The first project was to get a new kiln shed built. It is now finished enough to be used.....a few more bits of cladding to be added, but that will come as and when funds allow. I have also built a small experimental kiln(not pictured) for Salt and soda firing. I have fired it once and was very pleased with some of the pots. It wasn't a total success, one shelf was totally under-fired, so much so that Cone8 didn't even move. I think I know how to resolve this and will fire again soon. I will probably fire it a couple more times before I take it down to make way for my new main kiln. This will be 30 cu ft down draft kiln to fired with Propane and finished with a small amount of wood and soda to add some flavour to areas of raw (un-glazed) clay on the pots.

I have sent to some new work to The Schaller Gallery in St Joseph, US for a show during March. Some of the pots from the kiln have headed over there, some of which are featured below.

There is lots happening at the moment with projects and making in full swing.....more regular blog posts to come in the coming weeks












Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Beakers and Blooms....


Beakers and blooms...... The beakers are my everyday drinking vessels that I make alot of. They are versatile and I keep the at a price that is affordable for a handmade object. Whether its a long black coffee, a cold beer or a quick swig of water, they're a great vessel for whatever takes your fancy.

£15.00 + P&P

Please message me for more details.

The flowers are some of the last of the year from the garden....some a clinging on before the first of the proper frosts come.



Friday, 30 September 2016

Back from a good time in London at Ceramics in City at the Geffrye Museum.

Last weekend was a good one at the Geffrye Museum for this years Ceramics in the City.
I really enjoyed the event last year and this year didn't disappoint.

Here are some of the pots I took with me to the show.....some of them sold, but some are still available: please email me if anything takes your fancy: timlakeceramics@hotmail.com

After a very manic couple of months I now have a few weeks to take stock and prepare for the next show at the end of October. Made By Hand, Cardiff. 28th-30th October.






Thursday, 8 September 2016

Wardlow Pots and Food Festival this weekend.

Wardlow Pots and Food Festival is this weekend. Really looking forward to this show, I've heard loads of great things about it and I can't wait to go and check it out....lots of good food to eat and lovely pots to look at.

Sat 10-5pm
and
Sun 10-4pm

These are some of the pots that are going with us.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Art in Clay 2016

Here are a few images from my stand at this years Art in Clay fair at Hatfield House.
Lots of pots were sold, but some of these are still available if anything takes your fancy. Please message me or comment if so.
Thanks to everybody who visited and came and said hello and took pots home with them.

It was great to catch up with friends and meet new customers. I especially enjoyed hearing about how much people enjoy using my pots in their every day life, very satisfying!

Now time to get back on the wheel and replenish stocks for the next shows that are coming up over the next couple of months.