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hello there
thanks for popping in
I am rey
I live in the highlands of scotland on the isle of skye.
I come from a fine art background
swapped paints and brushes for dyes and carders working with textiles for a decade and just last autumn started to play with clay..then to paint..then the two inevitably merged and i now seem to be taken by storm by the enjoyment of it.

I am very new to this medium and learning all the time.
I hand shape, imprint and carve the porcelain clay at different stages of the drying process,
then high fire in my kiln to 1260 degrees Celsius.
I then use my gilders waxes blending the colors and applying them in successive layers as I would on my canvas with oil paints,
Applying and erasing the waxes
sometimes pasted on , sometimes in translucent layers…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 5
  • Joined January 3, 2009

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porcelain stoneware, bone, stone, shell, guilders wax, linen, hemp, beeswax

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About

hello there
thanks for popping in
I am rey
I live in the highlands of scotland on the isle of skye.
I come from a fine art background
swapped paints and brushes for dyes and carders working with textiles for a decade and just last autumn started to play with clay..then to paint..then the two inevitably merged and i now seem to be taken by storm by the enjoyment of it.

I am very new to this medium and learning all the time.
I hand shape, imprint and carve the porcelain clay at different stages of the drying process,
then high fire in my kiln to 1260 degrees Celsius.
I then use my gilders waxes blending the colors and applying them in successive layers as I would on my canvas with oil paints,
Applying and erasing the waxes
sometimes pasted on , sometimes in translucent layers
I use my fingers, (I get a blister on my index...)
selection of different cloths,
paint and tooth brushes
I just keep going till it feels right and alive and like 'it's always been there'.
Then I burnish, polish uv protect and cold glaze each and every bead for protection and enhancement.

I find particular enjoyment in the passing on of my yarns and beads.
The sense of being at the mere start of something,
the knowledge of them going off ( often across the world) to transform in the hands of another into some treasured gift ...Thats magic.

I love to endlessly arrange them into collections
And never seem to stop being amazed at how the adding or subtraction of just one bead can alter the whole feel and story they tell.

I am busy busy bee having fun..humm ..working away to bring you more beads, but this is a slow process that will not be rushed.
Each bead is the result of many layers and polishings to achieve the unique hues and textures that make them sing.
Each piece is a painting steeped in the experience of my breathtaking surroundings.

An essential part of my process is to walk daily with my faithful hound sam through the landscape and just let it all soak in.
When i get back to my studio, I work intuitively with no preconception ,
there is always a sense of excitement.
If it were to stop being so, I would move on to another form of expression.

Enjoy your visit and keep popping your head in to see what new pieces turn up

Cheers
Rey

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