Old Lace And Rice

7 Feb
Pressing rice into porcelain clay

Here’s another porcelain cup being made yesterday at Esther Ley’s pottery session in Waun Wen and Brynmelyn Community Centre. This participant has pressed antique lace into the top edge of the teacup and then pressed grains of rice into the rest. These will burn out in the kiln when the cup is fired and the little holes they leave behind will be filled with transparent glaze and fired again.

Still Time To Book A Place

If you fancy coming to one of the pottery sessions, there are a few places left on Friday 18th February, 13.00 – 15.00, for people who live in or near Waun Wen. Message me, but hurry up, they’re going fast ….

Part of the Home and Hinterland community arts project in partnership with Swansea University’s Taliesin Arts Centre.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage artefacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

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