Latest Work

December 2015 Firings

The last firings of 2015 explored new glaze combinations in stoneware, hunting the elusive blue/green over dark slip with wax resist. Also revisiting an old favourite mug shape from Persia, loosely in "Kashan" style. And a blue-and-white earthenware firing for commissions and Christmas crafts.

Benown Dish.

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Benown Dish. Earthenware. 14" diameter.

Butter Dish

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Blue green cobalt glaze over black slip glaze, wax resisted. 6" diameter

Butter dishes

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3 Blue green cobalt glaze over black slip glaze, wax resist.

Kashan mugs

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"Kashan" mugs. Jun glaze

Kashan mugs

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"Kashan" mugs. 2nd pattern. Jun and tenmoku glazes

Recent Delft Ware Commissions: Anniversary and Wedding Dishes

Updated 27th.October 2015

A run of anniversary and wedding dishes for various people (whose names are on the pots) led to the first tin-glazed earthenware firing for ages. The Scotty dog dish, which was the most trouble to paint, seems to be getting very positive responses online. Hopefully this won't become a habit!

Very Large Bird Dish

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Large Dish Ben Bulben

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Large Lobster Dish

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Scotty Dog Dish

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 00:10:00

Recent Large Square Dishes: National Crafts Awards Winner at the RDS

As well as the large Jun bowls below, I've been making some very large square dishes, over 14" x 14" (about as big as will fit on a kiln shelf) with a mixture of sgraffitto through slip, and wax resist over biscuit-fired underglaze.

 

This is the dish that won the ceramics prize at the RDS National Crafts Awards in July 2015

Four ravens, four raptors

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Four ravens on the front.

Four ravens, four raptors

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Four raptors on the back

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 00:07:00

Anthony OBrien

Shivlagh, Bunowen
Louisburgh, Co. Mayo, Ireland