I am busy making stock for Kamers, a high end Craft & Decor Expo taking place at Lourensford, Somerset West from 21 - 27 October. My stand will be all about arty, handmade, decorative pottery and (of course) Earthbutter Beads. I've had so much fun putting a concept together, trying it out in clay and experimenting with glaze colours. The 'look' I have in my head is 'Bohemian' - lots of colour, spontaneous expressive clay works with a touch of old style glamour. Think Frida Kahlo - I love the way she dressed, the beautiful deep reds, embroidered shawls, hair pieces and exquisite jewellery. I usually look to my immediate surroundings for inspiration and did so again when I made these plates for Kamers:
Fever Tree (Koorsboom) outside the studio - beautiful deep, dark red
Baby Dove in a tree outside my studio
Decorative plate with bird painted with glazes and ready to go into kiln for 2nd firing
Plates too warm to remove from kiln but I just couldn't wait and am very pleased with the results!