Abby Ducharme//Ceramic Maker

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Some of the beautiful buildings (mainly wall details) from the Alsace region of France. This is generally where I get my ideas for colour combinations.
There were so many gorgeous little towns and picturesque villages. Sorting through the pictures may take some time! But hey! I’m unemployed so I guess I can make time!

— 7 hours ago with 9 notes
#France  #alsace  #historic building  #timberframe  #colour  #inspiration 

Finished decorated flask forms for the #Oxmarket gallery.
The jury’s still out on those I feel!
Also I finally got found to finishing some grogged porcelain coasters that I was making for a friend. Here’s hoping they didn’t go out and buy some from tesco!!!!

— 7 hours ago with 4 notes
#porcelain  #ceramics  #coasters  #functional  #slip cast  #exhibition 

Working on some colour tests and decorative versions of my flask form. A local exhibition of mainly paintings asked for my response to the work and so I used this as an excuse to decorate my porcelain slip cast flasks. Using stained porcelain slip in a kind of painterly way!! Not my usual style at all but it was nice to break a habit. The images were based on the beautiful buildings I saw during my road trip round France last month. I’m still not sure how I feel about the outcome but it was nice to try a different technique!
But where do these flasks sit? In the decorative? Functional? Sculptural? Painting? Or all of them and we just don’t care!

— 7 hours ago with 2 notes
#colour  #porcelain  #slipcast  #test  #decorative  #functional  #ceramics 
melissa-filofobia asked: Helio, i like your tumblr [:


Answer:

Thank you! I will be posting new updates soon :)

— 12 hours ago with 3 notes
Anonymous asked: You were featured on Tumblr and that's the reason you have many new followers.


Answer:

Thank you - no more paranoia for me!!!
:)

— 12 hours ago with 1 note
convexcat asked: I found you earlier on the featured blogs page in my mobile app. I am inspired by your beautiful work!


Answer:

Awkward that’s nice! I thought it was a virus hahaha! I will be posting new work soon!
:)

Sorry I meant awwww not awkward!!!!

— 12 hours ago
Hmmmm slightly confused at the sudden massive influx of new followers!! I’ve not posted anything in over a month so I just can’t figure out why so many new people are following me yesterday/today!? Bit worried it’s some kind of tumblr bug - or maybe I’m just lucky to have a nice new audience?!?! If anyone has experienced similar please let me know :)
P.s I will be updating the blog soon with recent work and research! ;)

Hmmmm slightly confused at the sudden massive influx of new followers!! I’ve not posted anything in over a month so I just can’t figure out why so many new people are following me yesterday/today!? Bit worried it’s some kind of tumblr bug - or maybe I’m just lucky to have a nice new audience?!?! If anyone has experienced similar please let me know :)
P.s I will be updating the blog soon with recent work and research! ;)

— 1 day ago with 10 notes
#new followers  #tumblr  #bug  #virus 
abbyducharme:

Fab workshop I’m working in this week. Learning lots from all the friendly residents :) #internship #workshop #work experience #ceramics

abbyducharme:

Fab workshop I’m working in this week. Learning lots from all the friendly residents :) #internship #workshop #work experience #ceramics

— 1 month ago with 7 notes
#workshop  #ceramics  #london 
abbyducharme:

Making home made props for the kiln using crank and old bits of kiln wire/elements. #diy #ceramics  #workshop

abbyducharme:

Making home made props for the kiln using crank and old bits of kiln wire/elements. #diy #ceramics #workshop

— 1 month ago with 91 notes
#workshop  #diy  #cermaics 

abbyducharmeceramics:

Towers and Stacking

It’s been a month since I left uni so I think it’s time I started thinking about what work to make next. Starting point is right where I left off!!!

— 1 month ago with 16 notes
#next project  #ceramics  #post grad