March 09, 2014


The results of throwing porcelain as per weeks 3 and 4 of  Antoinette's ecourse.  They need a bit of tweaking, but not too disappointed  - haven't throw on wheel for at least 6 months, especially the top right .

February 01, 2014


Undertaking Diana Fayt's eCourse which started last Monday.  I enjoyed the previous one and thought "what the heck, it's only money and I'm positive will learn lots more".
 This time it's on mould making and after being up to my elbows in plaster
and managing to get it everywhere including in the house and on the leather lounge,
I have included a few photos of my efforts.

After tidying up these are the results of first lesson

I've been a little tardy with my blog lately, shall try to blog and post efforts a little more
often in 2014.  

December 07, 2013



I would like to thank Adriana for welcoming me to join in every week
to post my latest hits and misses.  I have thoroughly enjoyed "making 
new friends" which I would not have done without Mud Colony.  
It's only about 18 months ago I came across Mud Colony,
and it opened up a whole new world for me.  Every
week I would eagerly wait for the next installments
in the lives of the many talented potters who contributed,
following their successes and tears while getting
down and dirty in clay.
What a life and how lucky are we who get our hands
into lovely squishy clay.
I will miss Mud Colony, but intend to keep up by
 following everyone on Facebook.
The last couple of weeks I've been trying to "venture outside
 box" with my painted designs.  Below are just a few  images
of new avenue I'm experimenting with.

 I'm excited with the result of this jug,
just don't know if I got too carried away and
didn't know when to stop

And my gum leaves which are becoming very popular

and one slightly wonky bottle
Well, that's me forthe last Mud Colony post, but don't
forget to check out Mud Colony for everyone else's
last week.
Thank you again Adriana, and a big thankyou in regards
to your help with the gas "monster" kiln.  I've bought a
small electric kiln since then and it gets a workout these days instead
of tackling the gas monster.

November 30, 2013

On the waiting list

Waiting for me to find time to glaze them,
a small group - gum blossoms and leaves
and one of my favourite flowers, the waratah


2nd last post for Mud Colony, check it out before
it is too late and there is no more

October 31, 2013


I can't believe it's 1st November already, before we know it, the Christmas season will be here and we'll be frantically organising ourselves buying presents and goodies for the day. I started in January this year so wouldn't have the last minute rush making and firing porcelain decorations.
This weekend in Barraba is the bi-annual International Festival  and this year it's the Philipines.  Filipino food, music, markets and an  art exhibition.
I'm participating in the markets,  and have my small Christmas Tree, stand and pottery ready to go.
As usual the photos not the best, going to show you anyway.

I've enjoyed Mud Colony Blog immensely. Living in a fairly small isolated community,  it has helped me feel that I am not alone with my attempts at creating something out of the lump of clay.
I am in awe of the beautiful work shown on this blog and  will continue to follow all my favourite potters - (and that is everyone who has been a participant).
Now that I've finished rambling, I'm going to pop over for the last time and check out everyone else on 
Wishing everyone a beautiful and happy Christmas
with family and friends.