Friday, 26 February 2010

Now where did I put my mojo?

I have done nothing for about two weeks! Still feeling under the weather, and just shattered in the evening, which is when I do most of my work. However here is something I have been working on at a recycling workshop:

This was an ordinary wooden table, picked up at a junk shop, which I sanded and painted ivory. I then used cement to adhere the pieces of pottery to the top. I had collected the pottery on beachcombing outings over the previous few months - I have a lot more, but just picked out the blue and black stuff, then interspersed them with white pieces. They have all had their edges softened by the sea and feel fabulous.

Before grouting, I painted on a layer of protective coating (not sure what it is called, but it stops the porosity of the seawashed pottery from soaking up any spills). Finally I used an ivory grout so that it looks like the pottery has just washed up on the beach.

I am quite pleased with the final result, but being a perfectionist I can see all the bits I am not happy with!


  1. Awww I think it looks great just like the pieces have washed up on the beach :) Love the worn texture of them. My boys love finding bits of pottery on the beach.

  2. I think it looks fabulous! You're so creative!

  3. WOW, very nice.

    I'm from Canada (Saskatchewan - in the middle) and have no beaches to go looking for treasure. But hopefully if I make it to Scotland I'll be able to spend some time searching. :)


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