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Topic: Pottery - cherry blossom mugs, bowls, cup and saucer, pitcher  (Read 1099 times)
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« on: September 03, 2007 10:30:24 AM »

Last Thursday, I glazed the results from my first week of pottery class. This is the stuff that came out the best.



I'm going to be drinking a lot of tea out of this mug. The saucer wasn't originally made to go with it, but they work really well together shape and size wise, so I glazed them to sort-of match.



These mugs were slip painted black, the cherry blossoms free-hand etched out, and then the whole thing glazed red. I'm going to try it again now that I'm more confident with my shapes (this was pretty early on in the class) but I like the general idea. (Which happened to be my own. Smiley )



A really simple glaze on a really simple, but nice, shaped bowl. My mom wants to steal it for ikebana (Japanese flower arranging).



The blue glaze hadn't been stirred up properly, so there's a really significant difference in texture and coverage. I like it, even though it wasn't intentional.



I didn't really like the shape of this, so I used it for a glaze experiment. Which I really liked and will try again.
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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2007 01:40:05 PM »

Haha, it took me forever to get to a point where I wasn't making thick, lop-sided cups and pots, so good job!
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2007 02:33:56 PM »

That little black bowl is AWESOME! Black can show flaws worse than white sometimes and I agree that it's fantastic for classic Asian floral work!

I wish I didn't have so much wrist trouble, I was in pain for a whole semester trying to learn to throw a pot, wound up hand building everything.
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2007 10:32:24 AM »

Beautiful work.
I started my first ceramics class a couple weeks ago at our local comm. college.

How did you glaze that last project?
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2007 11:40:27 AM »

IT'S A SECRET!

Ok, not really.

I took some painter's tape, which I cut lengthwise to make it thinner, and then crossed two strips. I cut them right at the edge, and then dipped the bowl twice, making sure that the glazes met on the outside without crossing over the tape on the inside (harder than it seems).
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2007 11:42:12 AM »

I bet. It's not just the inside you're glazing, which is what is shown in your pic, but the outside as well.

Kudos, again. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2007 11:53:09 AM »

You canse a bit of it in the top half of that picture. If you look closely and squint a bit. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2007 07:04:41 PM »

Those look great!
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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2007 11:20:49 PM »

ooh those are nice! I took a ceramics class in college, but I only got to do hand building.
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