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« on: April 04, 2011 03:31:42 PM »

So endeth spring term of pottery class  Cry and I will be without clay until the weekend after Easter....so far away! But in the interim I thought I would share my latest babies...you know, the ones I didn't break before I got to photograph them! Roll Eyes

This one is a present for the bro, my baaa-mug. Its draycott white with dark blue glaze, wiped back on the outside.

And this paddled bowl is also of draycott white, but I double bisque fired it (the second time with tenmoku glaze on the inside) before glaze firing with buttery cream glaze. I love the way tenmoku and buttery cream pull together. Grin

I did a lot of thrown work using crank clay (including a cool oil jug I promptly broke after glaze firing) as I love the effect of the grog in the clay. Cheesy This particular crank had a nice red and black grog. On this piece I used the tenmoku/buttery cream duo, but reversed the positioning, and tried paddling six sides for a change.

This is just a small tea light holder, with danish blue on the inside and in the grooves. I spend a lot of time with wax and brush...

Probably as much time on this bowl...but you don't get the full effect of underneath; there are three of those charcoal glaze stripes underneath...

This is getting onto my favourites of my most recent pieces. Again in the draycott white, i was trying to practice hakame (but sans hakame brush) using white slip loosely brushed on and then glazed in a matt transparent glaze. The black marks are black slip, that has slightly pin-headed and so gives a really cool effect. Its something that I will practice more of...

And, of course, my most favourite piece...the tiniest of bottles made using the hakame technique. Its about 5cm high by 3cm diameter, and fits inside the saki cup above. Unfortunately the based has a hairline crack developed in the glaze firing so its only good for holding incense sticks now...but then again, it was never going to hold much liquid... Wink

I hope you enjoyed looking at my latest as much as I enjoyed making them. All comments are welcomed and gratefully received.

Happy Crafting! Grin

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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011 04:08:24 PM »

They are all beautiful. I miss clay. Sad

I find that crafts are very good time wasters. If they aren't for you, then you are one of those rare individuals who know what you're doing!
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2011 01:55:44 AM »

Great pieces, I think I like your mug best the blue glaze and hoop handle just look really great!

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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2011 08:57:17 PM »

i love the bowl with the charcoal stripes. i like the rough texture of this bowl, most table ware is smooth so always interesting to see one thats textured. i really like the colour of this particular piece too..its almost metallic, it reminds me of old copper Smiley

« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2011 12:28:40 PM »

Thank you so much bookwyrmhole, littlewrenpottery and maxxev, your lovely comments are much appreciated! Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2011 02:05:45 AM »

They are all beautiful  they are so cool  thank you!
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