Thursday, October 30, 2008

Show Room

This week Meir and I finished building an attachment to the studio (just before the rains started...). It's planned to be a show room displaying my work, apart from the work displayed at the store and in fairs. It feels so natural having my work close to me in the surroundings of the studio where they were created. I think they look their best here. If any one is in the area your welcome to come.

My next project for the coming months is to reorganize the studio and buy another wheel so I can start teaching. Those of you who contacted me for lessons, please be patient just a while more, I hope to contact you soon, and if someone knows of a second hand wheel I could buy please let me know - thanks!

Sunday, October 26, 2008


I've finally invested in new buckets - 18 litter with fitting lids. It should upgrade my working environment, make glazing larger pots easier and with the fitting lids help keep the glazing results more consistent, preventing the evaporation of the water from the glaze.
The picture at the bottom shows the buckets I use today with their lids - can't wait to start changing them.
You can purchase 18 litter plastic buckets with lids at Ein Hachoresh


I found this picture in Terry Davies's website . I Loved it and thought to share it with you.

Friday, October 24, 2008


One of the lids on my containers had a problem fitting on exactly, so instead, I found a bark cork lid and added a wooden bead to match. I recommend having a selection of corks in different sizes so that occasionally could be matched to a pot, giving it a bit of a twist.

Tea Cups

One of the most enjoyable forms for me to through lately. They are actually small bowls with a dimple. The dimple makes holding them more comfortable.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New Idea

I have this constant feeling I have to come up with new, refreshing and different pots. I'm not sure what I think of this, is this good? is this progress? or whether I should stay and go in deeper into shapes and glazes i already found?Anyway, to make things a little more interesting I decided to play with the shino and temmoku glazes - in and out of a bowl. Here is the result.

White Shino

This bowl is glazed with Malcom's shino without the 6% red art clay, its affect is a white glossy shino with carbon traps.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Kfar Vradim Fair

We are coming towards the end of our holiday season which started with the New Year and the fast of Kippur ,followed by Succot and tomorrow Simchat Tora. It is a time of family and many dinners, Autumn rain and fairs. This year I participated for the first time in the 'Kfar Vradim' ceramic fair in the north of the country. It was a pleasure meeting up with the different potters and ceramic artists. A pleasure seeing Aileen Lev and Noa Segal from Yodfat, standing next to the wonderful Ida Michaeli, Dalia Oz and Rachel Stoller, chatting with Meir Mohavan, Marcel Klein, Lori and Sharon, choosing one of my tea cups for Ronit Zur, meeting new and old customers and having the support and company of my dear family. I am beginning the season of winter feeling blessed, full of new ideas and joy - thanks to all of you.