Catherine Daniel Ceramics

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Sunday, 16 October 2011

Textiles and Ceramics

If you're a regular viewer, you'll know that a lot of my pottery is influenced by all kinds of textiles and needlework, particularly patchwork quilting, but this particular piece is based on the gentle art of applique.

I cut out individual patches from the clay slab, applied motifs to each one and impressed some stitching around the edges. Then into the kiln they all went.

And out of the kiln they all came. Here they are put together roughly on a black background, but eventually they will be mounted properly onto white board ready to be hung on a wall.

And speaking of wall-hangings, I was absolutely thrilled last week to win this wonderful creation from Sue's blog, @Home. My second win in as many weeks! How lucky is that? What a wonderful world blogdom is!

This is one of Sue's lovely textile paintings, quilted with machine embroidery. This kind of cleverness always makes me wish I could sew! This came in the post along with the little home-made card below which (from what I can tell !) is also a textile painting, sewn onto card and highlighted with gold. It is quite exquisite. Thank you Sue!

Quite what I have done to deserve all these treasures recently, I do not know! But it does remind me that I shall have to get a Giveaway of my own sorted out fairly soon, so watch this space.

Bye for now.

Cathy x


  1. I love what you made- it's amazing!!
    And the mushroom picture is also adorable!!

  2. Having tried it, I'm not sure I would describe applique as a "gentle" art,but maybe it's easier in clay!

  3. These look lovely! I've just had a quick update on the last few posts too and I love your thoughts on the lovely colours and textures of autumn. Fantastic photos too.

  4. I AM a regular viewer and always look forward to seeing your work!

  5. These things usually come in 3's don't they. Love the latest piece.

  6. Really great Cathy, love the unusual shape. I can think of lots more textile things for you to try.

  7. Congrats on your win!
    I've met Sue, she's a lovely lady, talented too!

    Just like you too!
    This latest creation of yours has everything to like for me..... Sea, 'Patchwork' and applique and is simply gorgeous!

    Well done.

    Sandie xx

  8. How lovely! and yes to a giveaway! x

  9. Love your latest applique inspired wall piece,the colours and designs are wonderful.
    Congrats on winning the giveaway - fabulous piece of textile art to treasure.

  10. Love seeing all your latest pieces - and I'm supposed to be a book blogger!!

  11. So glad you like your giveaway win :) Your work is wonderful, I'm surprised you don't sew as well, you could do lovely appliqués with your designs :)
    Sue Xxx