Yunomi-Tea cups, made from Quaternary glacial lake clay and 10% quartz sand from Devonian Kilmurry Sandstone Formation. Some of the new items added to my online store.
I am happy to have some of my sake cups in this Ceramics Ireland Annual exhibition.
Clay/works from the 4th to 31st of August 2019 in the Printworks, Dublin Castle.
I have known of the existence of local bentonite clay for a long time. The local clays I use at this time don’t need extra plasticity.
Some times a small addition of bentonite can add some plasticity to an otherwise non plastic raw material.
One of the oldest clays I have found.
Very pleased to have some of my work in this exhibition.
I will exhibit some wood fired sake cups and tea bowls.
The first firing of my new wood fired kiln at the end of October 2018. With some support from Ealaíon na Gaeltachta I was able to build, and fire this kiln using only local clays.
Wood firing local clays to cone 8 [1250 celsius] and going very slowly to temperature, it was very interesting controlling the speed of the flames. I used some birch, but mostly local sitka spruce a fast pine in this Irish climate.
In 2014 I started using local clays that I found here on the Dingle Peninsula. At this time I only work with local clays.
I am very happy with the fired result from these native. The results are very rewarding I look forward to using the knowledge gained for the next firing.
Mo mhíle buíochas d’Ealaíon na Gaeltachta as ucht a gcuid tacaíochta thar na blianta leis an dtionscanamh seo. Thank you to Ealaíon na Gaeltachta for your support over the years with this project.