We love pottery of ceramic sculpture animals
Claudia and Pascal are creating the pottery in their ceramic studio. Colorful handmade ceramic animal sculptures for you to enjoy. Creatures from around the local ocean and beaches in Broome inspire them.
Pottery From Broome
I began making pottery 20 years ago in the beautiful town of Broome.
Always experimenting with different materials to create unique designs that are very popular with people from all over the country.
Today we are also designing jewellery pieces, along with striking Artwork and Pottery representing the colours of the Kimberley and our love for this country.
Pottery Sculpture Barramundi Cod
Fish Sculpture Tiger Shark
Ceramic Fish Sculpture Snubfin Dolphin
Sculpture Hermit Crab
Ceramic Animal Hermit
Crab Striking Colors
Pottery Hermit Crab Gold Paper Inserts
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Ceramic Studio Made Humpack Whale
Ceramic Sting Ray Family
Ceramic Snail Elegant Design In Form And Colors
Nice New Colors For This Pottery Dragon
Classic Design And Colors Sea Turtle
Leopard Shark Juvenile
Ceramic Dog Sculpture – We Love Dogs –
History has been recorded in clay even in the Great Wall in China. Sparkplugs, excellent porcelain figures, toilet bowls sinks, sculptures, buildings, medicines – the list is endless.
Clay objects fount in ancient burial sights tell us how people lived. Their beliefs and how they adorned themselves writing was on clay tablets which have lasted Nai Dunia.
There are many types of clay. A fine particle with few impurities like Porcelain others is coarse, sandy usually high iron content ( Terracotta) flower pots, bricks, tiles etc.
Clay is weathered rock which has been ground down by heat (Sun) volcanos, water, ice, wind and glaciers since the world began.
Process for making domestic ware.
The clay is dug out of a pit, or riverbanks. Next semi sorted with bits of leaves, stones etc. Sieved and later semi-dried to a non-sticky consistency. It is then made into a substance either thrown on a wheel, slip cast in a mould or hand build.
The object is dried and put into a Kiln and fired bisque ( 1000 C approx.)
The clay has become a semi rock and can not be melted with water anymore.
The fired clay is then glazed ( glaze is powdered silica, feldspars and oxides, for colour- i.e. cobalt will give blue) and returned to the Kiln for another firing this can vary, Earthenware 1080 C, Stoneware 1300 C, Porcelain, Bonechina 1300 C – 1400 C
After firing, removed from the Kiln and decorated – by hand or mechanically with transfers or lustres like gold, silver or platinum the objects are fired again by approx. 800 C.
In Africa, India, Thailand and Indonesia clay are fired at a low-temperature wood is scares – the loam is quite fragile – and weathers quite quickly.
In China, fine porcelain has been produced for centuries – miraculous transparent wonders.
Why we enjoy creating ceramics.
Clay is lovely material and can be made into unusual objects. In a reasonably low cost, comparable to the same thing in gold or silver. Therefore the common man can easily buy a unique piece.
An Ornament can be bought in faraway places – back home the memory of the site, the person who made it comes folding back.
Clay is very tactile, a blind person can get a lot of joy from the sheer feeling of a piece.
To see a potter throwing a pot is mesmerizing – a lump of clay spiralling upwards and then transformed into a beautiful shape- magical.