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Raku Dolls heads


Raku Dolls Heads with succulent plant hairdos.

Technique

Press molded in two piece molds, using crank  or porcelain clay. Bisque fired to 1000 C then glazed with raku clear glaze. Fired to 960C and then smoked in sawdust.

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Outside the Staffroom Kitchen. . .


outside staffroom kitchen, July 2012

outside staffroom kitchen, March 2012

outside staffroom kitchen, September 2011

outside staffroom kitchen, July 2011

This is one part of the school garden, outside the staffroom kitchen. i planted 6 gooseberry bushes and last week the students were tasting them! They are hidden by the display of marigold, poppy, and camomile flowers, as are the herbs.


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Tulips


I was at my job at UAl Friday before last and when i walked out for a spot of air during the morning. I spotted a couple of gardeners digging out all the tulips from the church garden next door. As I approached to enquire if they were going to be thrown away, one of them said “how many would you like?” as if he had read my mind!! I explained about my school gardening job, and the answer to his question was as many as I could carry on my bicycle!!

Some broke off in transport, the others all got planted at the school, as it is lovely and wet at the moment, and many of them still had unopened flowers. They will all come up again this time next year. What a great find.