Catherine Daniel Ceramics

Hello and welcome to my blog where I share some of the thought processes and textile/quilting inspirations behind my ceramic art, and occasionally other random topics!
For more details and pictures of my ceramic creations, please see my website -

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Hexie Quilt Bowls

So, I left off last time with a picture of a different kind of Quilt Block design which I am interpreting into clay - Hexagons!

This pattern was really easy to map out - I just used the imprint from a hexagon shaped plastic container.  Yes - that probably is cheating, but soooo quick!

Then it just remained to give each patch its texture and pattern to give the finished piece some interest. I forced myself to be restrained with the colours on this one - all tones of blue.

I like to think it's the ceramic equivalent of a well-planned quilt for which you went out and chose specific matching fabrics.....

....  as opposed to this one, where all the leftover scraps were used!  I was somewhat less restrained here!

The central hexagon is decorated with my favourite clay stamping tool.

It's an old costume jewellery brooch which, when pushed into the clay, leaves a fantastic imprint ready for decoration.

At least, I hope it's just junk jewellery!  

You may also spot the glare of sunlight on some of these pictures - obviously I did that on purpose to warm you all up!

Am now off to stoke the fire .... brrrr!

x Cathy


  1. Ah! Your blog post is back where it belongs! I LOVE the new shape! And, surprisingly for me, wot usually goes for the bright colours, I love the blue one. I think you're on to a winner with this one1 Lxx

  2. I love these, especially the blue one. I really hope that brooch is junk jewelry - wouldn't it be funny if it turned out to be worth a fortune!

  3. I'm loving these hexagon bowls!! How handy to find a pot that it the right shape to be your hexagon stamp. And that brooch imprint is so wonderfully perfect! Seeing these makes me want to rush to the sewing room to sew hexagons!

  4. I love these! Makes me want to find a pottery class again! Eleanor x

  5. oh I love hexagon quilts and so think these are just the loveliest!

  6. It's turned out gorgeous Cathy! Love the soft gentle blues and whites, so beautiful. I also love the coloured one, the glazes are such lovely colours! I like how you use what you have to hand to make the impressions, so creative and thrifty! Lets hope your'e not using a diamond brooch though!
    Gill xx

  7. You can never go wrong with hexagons in my book!
    That brooch made such a great imprint, how clever xx
    ps. I prefer the multi coloured one.

  8. Wonderful as usual Cathy. Love the blues, most definitely my colours.

  9. they are lovely Cathy- the blue and white particularly. Sun? What is that?

  10. Cathy - your bowls are lovely, especially like the blue and white but then that is one of my favourite colour combos! We have managed to find some sun in Southern Spain - will try and send you some!

  11. I love the colour schemes on both of the hexibowls, and the hexibowls themselves as well. We've had sun, for about 2 hours, then down came the hail and the wind

  12. I enjoy seeing your work and it's so neat to see your interpretations of quilt patterns. I love the white and blue, so classic! Have you tried making a hexie quilt? Be careful, they're addictive....

  13. Hello, I stumbled upon your blog and had to share the first picture with quilting friends on a French Quilters Forum. I hope you don't mind (I linked back to the blog post, of course).