Ceramics by Kim Foale

by frogpondsrock on July 10, 2012

in ceramics

A few weeks ago I was talking about my work with my friend and mentor Dawn Oakford, during the course of the conversation, Dawn suggested that I might like to try some texture on the outside of my tall cups.

This is the result of that conversation.

A quick snap of some of my work, fresh out of the kiln.I do like this textured pot.And finally a photo of my bread and butter range of latte cups. I made these for a charity auction and  my friend Lizosaurus was the highest bidder. These latte cups pay my rent in the Off Centre enabling me to swan about the place pretending to be an artist.

If you would like to find some other potters there is a Ceramic Link Up at the Mud Colony Blog

{ 35 comments }

Marita July 10, 2012 at 10:23 am

I love them all!

How would I go about ordering and paying for some latte cups for myself?

frogpondsrock July 10, 2012 at 11:31 am

You can email me Marita :)

Meegan MacQueen July 10, 2012 at 10:28 am

Do I come to the centre to buy 2 of these gorgeous cups? not the latte ones..I already have one..but would LURVE a set of the blue glaze inside!

frogpondsrock July 10, 2012 at 11:29 am

I will have them in the Off Centre on Friday Meegs If you can buy them through the gallery it is better for me because then I don’t have to pay my rent out of my own pocket. Any way we can talk about it tomorrow, when I give you your Grandmothers flower pot :)

Meegan MacQueen July 10, 2012 at 11:45 am

cool will do xx
Nans pot!! I do love you xx

Meegan MacQueen July 10, 2012 at 10:29 am

AND …..by the way…..YOU ARE AN ARTIST! xxx

frogpondsrock July 10, 2012 at 11:30 am

*Bows flamboyantly*

Liz July 10, 2012 at 10:45 am

I LOVE the cups you made for me! Totes awesome — and likely to be the first real pieces of kitchenware in our house ;)

frogpondsrock July 10, 2012 at 11:31 am

Oh Phew. I am pleased.

Amanda July 10, 2012 at 11:48 am

OMG – L.O.V.E. that green-blue glaze on the inside and the textured outside. But surely these are more than cups …. they look like wonderful vases.

frogpondsrock July 11, 2012 at 9:28 am

They are a bit small to be vases Amanda BUT I have been toying with the idea of making some large vases for a while now. The idea is there in the back of my mind, germinating away :)

Fiona July 10, 2012 at 4:50 pm

I love my cup :) Cept Rish seems to have claimed it :)

frogpondsrock July 11, 2012 at 9:28 am

Tell Rish, he will have to buy his own hehe

Jayne July 10, 2012 at 5:26 pm

I love both styles; the top rugged style is deliciously earthy and the lower ones are serenely sedate and casually formal.

frogpondsrock July 11, 2012 at 9:30 am

They both make me happy when I am making them Jayne, the earthy ones require a lot more work and time as I have to make the cups the day before so they are dry enough to hold their shape as I am adding the layers of clay for the texture. I should do a tutorial. Yes. I will do a tutorial. thanks for the idea :)

river July 10, 2012 at 7:25 pm

The textured pots are wonderful!
You’ve added a whole new dimension to your work.
You should add some to your suitcase sale.

frogpondsrock July 11, 2012 at 9:18 am

I will be River, I have just increased my weight limit on my flight into Melbourne so I should be able to bring a decent selection of work up for sale as well as a couple of smaller things for friends :)

kelli July 10, 2012 at 7:52 pm

i really love the lines on the textured one. A bit like the patterns of woodworm. Also LOVE the latte cups

frogpondsrock July 11, 2012 at 9:20 am

The texture is from the patterns that the grubs make underneath the bark on the gum trees here at my home. I like making the brightly coloured latte cups as ,much as I like the earthy pieces.

Trish July 10, 2012 at 8:03 pm

They are gorgeous Kim

frogpondsrock July 11, 2012 at 9:20 am

Thanks Trish, I smiled and smiled when I opened the kiln and saw that it had actually worked :)

Watershedd July 10, 2012 at 8:05 pm

These are quite lovely, textured works, Kim. Well done. And I still love my cups, although I dropped one. :( will be ordering a new set soon!

frogpondsrock July 11, 2012 at 9:21 am

Oh no, I might have a second here that you can have. I will have a look.

Happy Elf Mom July 11, 2012 at 3:00 am

Ahh, my tastes go more toward the latte cups but what do I know? I like the idea of adding texture to your work, though! :)

frogpondsrock July 11, 2012 at 9:22 am

Heh, you know what you like C. :) I like the latte cups as well. they are very silky and pleasant to hold. But the earthy cups make me feel like home.

Andrea @ From The Sol July 11, 2012 at 8:02 am

There seems to be no end to your talent … someone suggests and look at what you do. Truly beautful … all of them. You live so far from me it is probably impractical for me to try to buy from you, but I sure am tempted. Maybe around Christmas … Beautiful post, Kim.

Andrea @ From The Sol

frogpondsrock July 11, 2012 at 9:24 am

I have to post some cups off soon Andrea, I will find out how much it will cost to ship them to you and let you know. I have sent my work to The States and to Europe before but there is a new surcharge now that is a bit expensive. I will find out.

janet July 11, 2012 at 11:06 pm

Love the textured ones! There’s something so real, so true about them. Beautiful.

Achelois July 11, 2012 at 11:36 pm

You are getting SO MANY comments it means I have to scroll down lol. Beautiful, I do like the white with the blue. But then I like the textured with the blue inside (I love that colour, artistes probably have a name better than blue but hey ho, you know what I mean). I like them all but thats because I am jealous that you are artistic and I am so not! xxx

Andrea @ From The Sol July 12, 2012 at 5:16 am

Hi Kim, I don’t know if you accept awards, but I am passing one on to you because I believe you deserve it. The award is posted on my blog and you just follow the same instructions as I did. You are not obligated to do anything with the award, I just wanted you to know that you have it.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Jo July 12, 2012 at 8:33 am

Yum Kim. Earthy and gorgeous. I love them and I think the added texture adds another layer of visual interest to your work. The little lines look like the scribbly gum trunks. I have just started collecting “Fat Lava” pottery from West Germany from the 60′s and 70′s (I now have 41 fat lava pieces thanks to Ebay-Germany !!) If you do make an Earthy Vase range – I will be sure to buy one to add to my collection of vases. This earthy style of yours would sit very well with some of my earthy Ruscha pieces. Hope all well in your life. x Jo

Marian Williams July 12, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Awesome!

Katy Mitchell July 13, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Hi Kim! I just found you through Mud Colony! I LOVE that group shot of the pots fresh from the kiln, so lovely! It’s nice to *meet* you via the internet! :)

Sue July 15, 2012 at 10:54 am

Haha. I love how the artist posts her art on her blog and then says how she swans about the gallery pretending to be an artist :)

I know you were being tongue in cheek but I would love to hear your thoughts someday if you cared to write about that weird space where it seems like so many artists of whatever persuasion feel like imposters at various times (quite regularly for some people).

These are bee-yar-diful, Kim :)

Brenda Wolf July 16, 2012 at 12:40 am

I love the textures cups! Personally, I’m a touchy, feely person so that aspect really appeals to me, but I also love the warmth in their colour. They just look so comforting! Quite a contrast between them and the latte cups….beautiful as well!

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