I'm in the process of creating a large garden planter in the shape of a female head. I've seen several created by other makers, and thought one of these would look great in my garden! I started off by throwing two cylinder shapes on the wheel. The taller pot on the left has no bottom [...]
The vases I started a few months ago are all finally out of the kiln. If you'd like to read about how these vases were made, take a look at this post. Below are photos of the finished vases, which I'm delighted with. They're all available for purchase here.
Here's a group of round vases I recently finished. A few of these vases are currently available on my Etsy site. I love the way they turned out, and intend to make more!
I'm testing out a new vase design, and when I test, I always make more than one test;) These dried very slowly under plastic for a few weeks. They probably didn't need that long to dry, but since I wasn't using my home studio, it took longer to check on the drying status. I'll post [...]
I bought a few new containers of Amaco Potters Choice glazes, and decided I'd like to try and combine the glazes to see what happens when they're layered. Ceramists often experiment with these "glaze tests." The plate is one I made from a rolled-out slab of clay. After the bisque firing, I layered 6 glazes, [...]
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I just finished up with 3 art sales in the last 2 weeks. Whew! It's a lot of work! Here's a photo of the lists I make in order to keep myself sane. Each show requires different setup and display supplies, so checking items off the list as I gather them up helps keep me organized. [...]
I started work on a couple new larger vases early last month. The vase I write about in this post is the one on the right in the next photo. Here are both vases with a coating of black slip. In ceramics lingo, slip is a liquid mixture or slurry of clay suspended in water. [...]