Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Adventure Awaits

Welcome to SJ Egan-Fragment Designs, UM AMANTE DA NATUREZA, Thistle Bee Pottery and Jane and Chris! It's great to have you here!

I found this image on Pinterest and feel it sums up very well how I am feeling at the moment.
Last year being my first year trading was amazing! And this year I am so excited for what is to come......
Things are getting more established (I'm figuring out what I'm mean to be doing now ;) and there is so many exciting things a waiting in the pipe line.

I got my self some porcelain the other day ( with thanks to Rustic Vintage County *thank you*) and am going to have a play tomorrow-I can't wait!
Pictures will follow but for now here are a few porcelain pieces I have found which will be of great inspiration
(Click on image to be transported to their Etsy shop)

Textured Pottery Vase   White Ceramics Sculpture 

 Porcelain Tea light Delight - Candle holder N.1. Design by Wapa Studio.

Copper Blue Porcelain Urchin Bowl 

Porcelain Dish - 60-365 - Dish a Day Project

Aren't these just gorgeous......
My work and life is such a huge adventure right now, every day I am experience new and exciting things, exploring and discovering who I am as an artist and as a person really.
I feel the best way to live my life what ever I do is just to never stop exploring........

What adventures are you having?

Friday, 13 January 2012

New Piece

A delicate looking multi functional dish impressed with a wisteria leaf from my garden (those were the days of leaves on such trees! Spring please come back!) Glazed in earthy tones with black slip.
Available on my Folksy Shop

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

And We're Back!

In the Studio........

Allow me to introduce you to Reg. Reg has changed my life. I love Reg........
Reg is my new Rolling out Table. I was given him as a Christmas gift from my friends and family (they all clumped together, bless) to save my back, my arms and many many hours rolling out clay slabs with shear force and just a little rolling pin! 

He is going to make such a difference to the way I can work from now on. I used to have to roll everything out by hand on a single board with just a rolling pin...not the easiest thing to do, and very time consuming. Gone are the days of back ache and painful hands. Hello perfect equal thickness clay slabs days!

I can feel the sun shining already and here's thanks to Reg for letting me have more time to do the proper stuff of actually making things out of clay!

I wasted no time in giving him his first run out and have been making more rustic plant markers and some new designs coasters.

 I've had a lovely two weeks off with lots of fun and some well need rest.
But it is great to be back getting my hands dirty again..........