I made this set a while back and I have recently started using it all the time. I'm planning to make a couple more tea pots in my home studio. Teapots are the perfect project to make at home because I can really take my time with them, instead of trying to rush through them in class.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
I'm feeling lucky these days. Friends are coming in to town for Christmas and life is good. Two weeks off work doesn't hurt either. I'm not completely sold on the colour of my lucky bamboo vase, but I like the idea of it. I'm going to try making one that holds 5 and another that holds 7.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
This is a family of five (Priscilla wanted to display two of them so there are only three in this photo) slab built bottles. I wanted to play a bit with my underglaze collection as well as add texture. I stained the bisqued pieces and used a clear glaze on them. The tallest bottle is about 14" and the shortest one is about 6".
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Priscilla learned this trick during the classes she attended in the summer. About half way through throwing the bowl you split the rim (like you would if you were creating a gallery for a lid), then finish throwing the bowl and defining the split. It's a nice detail that creates something special from a simple bowl.
Friday, December 3, 2010
This session of classes was all about trying new techniques. I can't believe it myself but after all the many classes I have taken this is the first time I've ever really played with wax resist. It will not be the last. I double-dipped the glaze on all of them hoping that it would bubble up a bit - using a coloured glaze below white.