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Sunday Ceramics

This week has been a busy week in the studio compared to last week when I did not have the time to make anything.

I have been preparing some cups for a couple of possibly drunken cartoonists to decorate while they are on their whisky tour, you can follow the progress of the intrepid whisky tourists here on their facebook page.

Here are the slipcast cups fresh out of the mould.

ceremonial whisly tumblers

And here they are all tidied up.


My daughter Veronica has been making soap and we both find that the process is endlessly fascinating. I am soon to become Veronica’s beta soap tester and I needed a long soap dish that is capable of holding about ten bars of soap. I had an idea in my head of what I wanted and I was pleased to discover the finished soap dish ended up looking very similar to the picture I had of it in my head. That rarely happens as the clay and I usually go off on a giant long tangent together and finish up miles away from the original concept.

longest soap dish ever

Pinterest, Oh My word, what a giant time suck that place is, so many beautiful pots, so little time. I have  been looking for easy projects for the children (and possibly the adults) to make at Clay Club. I typed in ceramic animals into the search bar and in a blink of an eye I lost two hours pinning all the things. Here is a link to my Pinterest account if you want to follow me. I created a board which I named ideas for Clay Club and I will post some of the ideas I find onto my Kim Foale Ceramics FB page so that it can be used as a resource for those days when none of us know what we want to make at all.

I finally added my entry to the Australian Ceramics Directory on the Australian Ceramics Association website and received a nice compliment when it was noted that my southern ice porcelain tampons didn’t look like they were ceramic.

Protest Tampons in barbed wire bowl Kim Foale

I think that is me for the week, I am off to clay club today, which due to popular demand has been extended to two classes on a Sunday instead of the single class, so Yay for muddy fun on a weekend.

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  • Georgia March 30, 2014, 9:59 am

    You know, I actually really like the pre-tidied cups! Those wavy lips may not be particularly practical but they look gorgeous. (And perhaps they wouldn’t notice after a few tipples anyway …)

  • Elephant's Child March 30, 2014, 12:46 pm

    Your bird header draws my eyes and makes me smile each week. They are gorgeous.

  • river March 30, 2014, 2:57 pm

    I’m looking forward to seeing what the whisky tasters do with their cups.
    You’ll post photos I hope.

  • Anna March 30, 2014, 4:08 pm

    Hi Kim
    Glad you have yourself listed at last on the ACA directory..
    that soap dish looks a little like my experimental platters though I am throwing a base-less cylinder and then cutting it.. thanks again for this Link

  • Tanya Bechara Hop'n Frog Pottery March 30, 2014, 6:25 pm

    Hi Kim, I just found this page via Anna’s Ceramics (mentioned in her blog).
    I follow you on facebook but being fb it doesn’t show everything in my newsfeed :-/
    I look forward to seeing more of your work in progress.
    Those birds on your header are fantastic!
    Tanya 😀

  • Jebaru March 30, 2014, 8:47 pm

    Yes, your tampons look like tampons! I’m remiss for not having remarked upon it because it impressed the hell out of me when I first saw them – and still does. Sadly I have to use liquid soap due to nasty things taking place on my fingers otherwise.