It has been a bumpy start to the ceramic year because, for the first time in about 25 years, I experienced the torture of kiln troubles. I was unable to fire regularly for almost two months, which has led to a huge backlog in my production. All this seems to be over now and it is full steam ahead at Louise Gelderblom Artworker!
These beauties came out of the kiln this week. The smooth and sometimes slightly textured surfaces on these elegant vessels are rich with crackled glazes in milk, cream, pearl, cloud and smoke; some areas are shiny, others a very tactile semi-matte, but all in all it is a satisfying series, which make a statement viewed from a distance and invites the viewer for a closer look and a bit of a feel.