Friday, March 26, 2010

Shell Bowls

I've been selling some of my work through Shepparton Art Gallery, including the shell bowls above and the wavy bowls pictured in my "How to Make..." post. These bowls are moulded around a "Cartrut" shell found in a rock pool on a visit to Pambula beach, N.S.W. and are a good testbed/excuse for using a variety of glazes.

Shell Sprials

The plate and bowl in this pic have been patterned using a technique I mentioned in an earlier post of rolling a shell to produce spiraling designs. The treacle coloured glaze highlights the texture beautifully. All this mathematical precision from a sea snail that needs a bigger home.