Thursday 23 June 2011

Catch up

Hi all,
Just thought I would catch up and share with you what I have been up to this week so far. On Monday I held a ceramic aboriginal decorating workshop at Country Love Crafts.
Now, I normally keep my glazed pottery pieces away from this blog and have them on my website, but i am thinking of doing something like this on cardstock or an altered box?

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I also managed to finish the mixed media painting I started which I will now put up for sale on my Folksy shop, I am really happy with the way it turned out.


This afternoon I worked on a bisque bauble trying to come up with a simple design for children, using Americana acrylic paint, round sponge dabbers and a product from Decoart called Triple Thick brilliant gloss glaze, this stuff is amazing, one coat and your item will look as if it is kiln glazed. We are expecting a delivery of this acrylic spray from the states in three weeks, I will let you know which suppliers are stocking it then.


I have also taken the plunge with the guitar, (Sacrilege)…..I had a little play on it for 10 minutes and then gave it a hug before removing the scratch plate which amazingly came off without causing any damage, so its now ready to be completely steampunked! I will keep you all updated with its progress!

Finally I made a small video as a little surprise for Lindsay Mason as a way of thanking her for all her support over the past few months. Its only short but highlights some of her most recent and fabulous designs.

Bye for now,


  1. I love the aboriginal piece Andy and I think it would look great on altered items. the three section art is beautiful. textures and colour.
    bauble is sweet and very christmassy (does look like a real nice high gloss on it)

    the guitar OMG lol.... firstly I am not sure i could if it was my vintage Yamaha acoustic. but if I had a second guitar that wasnt as precious to me, then maybe. I cant wait to see how you develop this. a nice PROPER sized piece of work and i bet you make it a REAL steampunk little beauty. excited about this project MUCH!!

  2. Fantastic finish on the bauble....must look out for the spray !!

  3. Thanks for the details of the spray Andy. Great work as always!

  4. The guitar was given to me by a friend who wants it altered, I don't think I could do it to one of mine, Vintage Yamaha... How old is it?


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