These time lapse videos show approximately 60 to 120 minutes of Susan’s working time per film. Each of these lovingly hand crafted pieces of ceramics are purchased by Susan’s loyal clientele. Customers are often drawn to the work because the words on the chosen piece are evocative of a memory or person or simply because they have quotes from beautiful Scottish poetry; some well known and others rarely seen written down.
The blank loving cup is decorated free hand on a wheel using a painting and scratching or sgraffito technique. After the piece has been painted it will go through a biscuit firing and then a glaze firing. www.susanmcgilldesigns.co.uk
The candlestick is thrown on the wheel then decorated with a large fish design. Susan first began painting fish on her ceramics when she was at college. This piece would take well over an hour to paint. www.susanmcgilldesigns.co.uk
Hand painted large candlestick, done using a mixture of painting and scratching, the Faith, Hope and Love words are traditionally used in the wedding vows. This large ceramic piece will now be left to dry and then be fired. www.susanmcgilldesigns.co.uk
Hand thrown and then hand painted using brush and scratching techniques. Once this piece has dried it will be fired. www.susanmcgilldesigns.co.uk
Five cups decorated one after the other, each done in a matching pattern. They will then be biscuit fired and then glaze fired. www.susanmcgilldesigns.co.uk