When I grow up I STILL want to be a potter

Back in 2010 I revealed here that really, when I grow up, I want to be a potter, or to put it more accurately, a ceramicist.


Well today, I saw the work of Clare Mahoney of CRM Ceramics and it reminded me again of that small childhood dream that was sparked by looking into the studio space of a 'potter in residence' at a National Trust property up in Scotland.


Clare's work totally distracted me from a rather tricky soldering job for a good while and I kept flicking back to these images to enjoy again the pebble forms, the indigo, blue and cyanotype hues, the botanical prints and winged creatures.


CRM Ceramics, photograph by Jon Rolfe
CRM Ceramics, photograph by Jon Rolfe
Elsewhere today on the bench, what began here as a sewn sycamore seeds is beginning to unfold, in an articulated, architectural way writ in silver and gold.  It is a rather fine thing in deed, even if I do say so myself!
work in progress, sycamore, Cari-Jane Hakes May 2012
work in progress, sycamore, Cari-Jane Hakes May 2012 
I can actually get this piece to balance on its back, it rocks slightly, arcs upwards and hovers, each end curved in a tethered levitation.  It is a labour of love.