~ Pottery ~ Pottery is something new to me comparing to my other hobby. I have just picked up this hobby for not long. It involves several time consuming procedure which need a lot of patience to complete a final product. You would never know how the final color would be until it comes out of the kiln. This is also the fun part that is very experimental and unexpected! ~ Please click here for ~

Coiling Collections: The Making of ..........


Container 001
Greenware


Oval Bowl 002
Leatherhard Ware


Underside of Bowl
Leatherhard Ware


Vase 003
Leatherhard Ware

Pick of the Day: Small Vase

The glazing of this Vase is very experimental and unexpectedly successful. It is applied with several different glazing techniques including blowing which gives harmonious merging of color.


Back View


Vase in Proportion


Front View


Close Up View


Pinching Collections: The Making of ..........


Clay after Pinching
Container 202


Glazing
Container 202


Glazing
Container Pear


Finished Work
Container Pear

Pick of the Day: Container Pear


Interior of Container


3D View


Container in Use

The Making of Hen Sculpture

The technique employed here is called Hollow-out. The action of removing the clay inside is aimed for preventing clay explosion when firing and reducing the weight of the piece. It is often applied in sculpture making or relatively bigger object.

Step 1

Pinching the
Solid Clay

Step 2

Hollow Out
the Clay

Step 3

Adding Detail
& Touch Up

Step 4

Leatherhard Ware
with Color Slip

Step 5

Bisque Ware with
Color Underglazed

Step 6

Glazing
the Hen

Finish

The Final
Product

Actual Size

Hen Sculpture
in Proportion


Pick of the Day: Purchased Item

I have found this set of Japanese ceramic rice bowls in Eslite Store. The polka dot and stripe pattern on these bowls are employed by the masking technique during glazing. The patterns where with the masking will be unglazed and reflect its original clay color after glaze firing. I love its pinkish color cracks glazing with luster reflection.


Polka Dot Rice Bowl


Close Up View


Stripe Rice Bowl


Slabbing Collections: The Making of Vase


Leatherhard Ware
with White Slip


Bisque Ware with
White Underglaze


Glazing
the Vase


The Final
Product

The Making of Candy Tray Set

The idea of this Candy Tray Set is my original design. It is intended to use during the Chinese New Year. The concept is inspired from Tangram puzzle with flexibility which can be rearranged into different shape or combination. To achieve this design intention, I used star shape as the original form derived from five parallelograms. The outcome is very successful and I love it so much!


Leatherhard Ware
with White Slip


Bisque Ware
after Firing


Glazing
Candy Trays

The Final Product


Different Combination


Trays in Star Shape


Different Combination

The Making of Brooches and Pendants

The idea of making these Brooches and Pendants are derived from Icing Cookies. I have drawn few cartoons and made them into all these little cute accessories.


Leatherhard Ware


Leatherhard Ware


Bisque Ware with Color Slip


Bisque Ware


Glazing


Successful Products


Failure Products

It is always true that "Failure is the mother of success!". The most challenging fact in pottery making is not every piece of work would be successful each time. This time only 70% of the products are successful; it is a pity that some of it cannot show the carving details due to too thick glazing.

The Making of Vase 304 and Tea Cups

White porcelain and brown clay is mixed during the slabbing process to create the stripe pattern slab. Then, the method of moulding is applied by using paper cup to mould the shape of tea cup. The glazing is very successful. The pretty colour of the tea cup is a one-off accidental trial as the kiln temperature is not stable during the glazed firing.


Leatherhard Ware


Bisque Ware after Firing


The Final Tea Cups


Close Up View

The Making of Mushroom Plate

Step 1

Design the Shape

Step 2

Slabing the Clay

Step 3

Cutting out the Shape

Step 4

Adding the details

Step 5

Drying Greenware

Step 6

Glazing Bisque ware

Finish

The Final Product


Throwing Collections: The Making of ..........

Step 1

Wedging
the Clay

Step 2

Throwing
the Clay

Step 3

Drying
Tea Cup

Step 4

Refining the
Leatherhard Ware

The Final Products

Color is the most uncontrollable part in pottery art. Once you are very satisfied with the color of a nice piece and would like to make another same one, it may be unsuccessful because of different conditions when glaze firing. This explains why each pottery piece is unique. Here are some of my private collections using Throwing technique which has got very pretty color hue.


Tea Cup


Tea Cup


Tea Cup


Tea Cup with Ear

All of the above shows the procedure of making a pottery piece involves drying and two firing processes which require queueing up for the kiln firing. That explains why a final product will take about 2-3 weeks to complete. It is a craft requires patience. Pottery Collections will keep updating once new product is launched.

Pick of the Day: Purchased Item

I have found some beautiful machine made ceramics from Shop "Franc Franc". The geometric pattern and the color of these tea cups are very pleasant which make me wanted to take it home.


Here is another set of Japanese ceramic bowls with subtle and tranquility tone from the same shop. I love its watercolor hue and glossiness which shows luster reflection.


Pottery Workshop at Taichung

I have been to the Hwataoyao pottery workshop during my trip to Taichung on September 2015. The clay is very good quality which is silky smooth, soft, sticky but not to the hands and easy to shape.


Hwataoyao Pottery
Workshop


Throwing Bowl
Demonstration


My Finished
Cup & Pot


The Big Day: First Transaction

After our Shop opening for four months, the first transaction is finally deal. In order to celebrate the Big Day of Ashley Artycraft, it is worth to have a specially prepared packing for our first customers.


Chopstick Stands inside Box


Packing Box


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