Hi, my name is Antoinette Clayton Brown. I live in Blackheath in the beautiful Blue Mountains of NSW.
I did my first Ceramics class back in May 2019. I fell in love and found a true passion. It wasn't long before I had bought all the glazes and utensils and started my own business, Garden Mischief. I now have my own kiln so I am totally self sufficient.
All of my work is made by hand. All start their life from a 10 kilo lump of clay. Every piece of clay work is kneeded, rolled or hand sculpted into form. The more intricate pieces can take a day to make. Then it has to dry. This can take anything from a week to a month. Once dry it is then fired. This is called a bisque firing. This takes up to 24 hours for the firing and cooling process. This is always risky as they may develop cracks or can explode. The next step is glazing. Each colour has to be applied three times. This ensures the vibrancy of the colour. Some glazes also require a coat of clear glaze to enhance the colour. It then has it's final firing.
I love being in this creative zone. It is my happy place. All of my creations are made with love. I hope they will find a new home with you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I loved making them. Thankyou.