Yes, it seemed that only gnomes would enter the realm of little people seen on hardwickhandmade pottery, but the dark side has made an appearance. A small one granted, but an appearance none the less.
Two mugs have been designed with drunken goblins dancing about in a mushroom filled background with slipware highlights.
This series will draw from the slipware pottery (which are extremely difficult to pull off well) as well as from landscape painting traditions.
I hope you enjoy.
Next up is the lonely ogre walking in the forest…
I finished a load of pottery and fired over New Years which was alot of fun. I had several items that I fired for a commission and then others that I was doing to figure out some design work.
The whole kiln came out well. As discussed in the last post, I am working on a commission of eastern songbirds. I’ve got to do plates and bowls which makes the layout a little more complex.
A group of gnomes were fired as well and I liked how they came out. Also, I did a group of drunken goblins dancing around which came out well.
Here are a few examples.