Organic Ceramics



In spite of an awful week at "Can't-tie-my-shoes-R-Us" and "Side-scrap-your-car-against-another" I have decided to post from my sick bed some lovely photos of a few pieces I made at school recently. Yes... lets try not to think about the awfulness that has happened and focus on the good stuff.

The benefit of teaching art at a school is the access to the the big stuff, like kilns. I made these circular ceramic pieces as a demonstration into pressing natural foliage into clay and the effect of wiped off glaze left in the fired indents. Although the 'tween' students were decidedly unimpressed I ended up with some lovely things to take home.

The larger, thicker pieces I had intentions of turning into a ceramic bunting but I think I may hang them outside in the garden.

Two of pieces I made were smaller and flatter with the intention of turning them into necklace dongles.

I would love to have my own kiln and ceramics studio at home but if I catered for every hobby I had an interest in I fear that there would be no room left in my house to sleep. It was nice to have the opportunity to play with the clay again. Hopefully in the future I get an opportunity after the baby is born once more.

'Scuse me - I need to find another pack of tissues and the vapor rub.

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Michelle Walker is a Tasmanian born creative. An Artist for life, Visual Arts Teacher, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Hairdresser by trade and mother to two beautiful children.

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