Thursday, March 26, 2015

masks & tiles

The y4's have been busy completing their papier mâché 'Aztec masks'.

And the y3's have finished painting their ceramic tiles.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


As a follow-up to the ballerina automaton post from yesterday here's a quick doodle in a similar vein.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Here are some pics of the figure that now adorns the box from a couple of days ago. As you can see she can be posed in a variety of ways. Her elastic joints keep the pose fixed as she pirouettes.

Monday, March 23, 2015


Heard an old Queen song last week and have had this doodle rattling around in my head ever since.

Friday, March 20, 2015

non-musical box

This week I cobbled together a simple mechanism for a nice wooden box I bought at a charity shop. The box originally held two packs of playing cards but I'm thinking it could just be for trinkets. I've made it so as the mechanism is fully housed in the hinged lid. Atop the box will be one of my world famous (!) poseable ballerina figures! So, as the handle is turned, she will pirouette to whatever tune you care to hum. If you would like the finished article (£20 including free world-wide p&p) please just comment. I'll leave it here for a week before I put it in one of my shops.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

masks & tiles

Today we added 'tiles' to our Aztec masks;

And started to paint our bisque-fired, semi-relief 'Victorian' tiles;

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

fire & flowers!

The y2's have begun to collage all the bits and pieces (printed buildings and painted flames) together for their 'Great Fire of London' pieces.

And here's a pic of one of the finished pieces that the members of the ceramics club made as Mothers Day gifts.