Earth Wool Fire

Things made from clay and paint and from wool. Quality handmade creative work for sale and to order by Alan RT Smith (Artist and Ceramic Artist) and Tina Smith (Knitter & Crocheter).

Work begins on the ‘Castle ruins in a bowl’ …bowl. :-) This bowl will have its own castle ruins, it’s own moat and nearby wood and small road. Further pics will follow.
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Work begins on the ‘Castle ruins in a bowl’ …bowl. :-) This bowl will have its own castle ruins, it’s own moat and nearby wood and small road. Further pics will follow.
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Section of a painting called ‘Harley’ (Harlequin) I painted this some years back and adorns a wall on one of our studios at Earth Wool & Fire HQ. The painting is 1metre high by 2metres wide. Up until last year this painting was actually 3metres wide but I had to shorten it because I ran out of wall space for it (books in lower left corner for scale). It is a self portrait but in symbolic representation rather than a mirror copy of my face. 
It represents a period in my life and how I felt at the time. Deep stuff eh. :-)
Back to ceramics tomorrow.
Alan. earthwoolfire@gmail.com

Section of a painting called ‘Harley’ (Harlequin) I painted this some years back and adorns a wall on one of our studios at Earth Wool & Fire HQ. The painting is 1metre high by 2metres wide. Up until last year this painting was actually 3metres wide but I had to shorten it because I ran out of wall space for it (books in lower left corner for scale). It is a self portrait but in symbolic representation rather than a mirror copy of my face.
It represents a period in my life and how I felt at the time. Deep stuff eh. :-)
Back to ceramics tomorrow.
Alan. earthwoolfire@gmail.com

It’s been busy busy in the office today :-)
Earth Wool Fire HQ.
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It’s been busy busy in the office today :-)
Earth Wool Fire HQ.
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'Cottage by the Sea' unfired yarn bowl. This is a remake of an early modelled design that has a few changes to its appearance. The sea waves appear rolling in from the left with the yarn feed curling around and under them. There is much more detail to the steps and fences and there is an old fisherman sat at the top of the steps in front of his door. It is grey at the moment as it is freshly made but will be coloured and glazed in a few weeks time.
It is for sale.
earthwoolfire@gmail.com

'Cottage by the Sea' unfired yarn bowl. This is a remake of an early modelled design that has a few changes to its appearance. The sea waves appear rolling in from the left with the yarn feed curling around and under them. There is much more detail to the steps and fences and there is an old fisherman sat at the top of the steps in front of his door. It is grey at the moment as it is freshly made but will be coloured and glazed in a few weeks time.
It is for sale.
earthwoolfire@gmail.com

Unfired Owl yarn bowl. Spot the terrified Field Mouse. 
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Unfired Owl yarn bowl. Spot the terrified Field Mouse.
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An old favourite glazed in purple and pink. 
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An old favourite glazed in purple and pink.
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'Lake in a bowl' video.
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'Lake in a bowl' 10.75” diameter glazed with glass lake. This bowl is a one off and should be viewed whilst chilling to ambient summer music :-)
This bowl is for sale at £150 ($256.66USD) + shipping. 
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'Lake in a bowl' 10.75” diameter glazed with glass lake. This bowl is a one off and should be viewed whilst chilling to ambient summer music :-)
This bowl is for sale at £150 ($256.66USD) + shipping.
earthwoolfire@gmail.com
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Unfired simple heart yarn bowls. 
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Unfired simple heart yarn bowls.
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Another day spent underglazing things. This is what I have affectionately called the ‘leaping fish’ yarn bowl. It has been coloured before it gets spray glazed making the bowl blue which will blend with the blue of the underglaze. The final look will be on here Thursday or Friday. 
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Another day spent underglazing things. This is what I have affectionately called the ‘leaping fish’ yarn bowl. It has been coloured before it gets spray glazed making the bowl blue which will blend with the blue of the underglaze. The final look will be on here Thursday or Friday.
earthwoolfire@gmail.com

One of a fresh batch of mugs with our mark on the handles. I usually make batches of twelve at a time so that the bodies don’t dry out too much before the handles are applied. It’s a timing thing. :-)
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One of a fresh batch of mugs with our mark on the handles. I usually make batches of twelve at a time so that the bodies don’t dry out too much before the handles are applied. It’s a timing thing. :-)
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A pair of ornamental lidded pots. 8.5” tall. These were initially thrown with gritted stoneware and the quirky seed like growths made from smooth earthenware clay. The pots have been treated with copper oxide and coloured with varnished acrylic paints. earthwoolfire@gmail.com

A pair of ornamental lidded pots. 8.5” tall. These were initially thrown with gritted stoneware and the quirky seed like growths made from smooth earthenware clay. The pots have been treated with copper oxide and coloured with varnished acrylic paints. earthwoolfire@gmail.com

Simple yarn bowls burnished in metallic waxes. Both are available from today at earthwoolfire.etsy.com

Unfired work in progress of …Dragon yarn bowl (version 2) with the beast out of its cave and wrapped completely around the bowl :-)
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Unfired work in progress of …Dragon yarn bowl (version 2) with the beast out of its cave and wrapped completely around the bowl :-)
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Medium sized and small terramundi.
Stats and prices for these will be on earthwoolfire.etsy.com from tomorrow.