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« on: March 19, 2007 09:27:46 AM »

I miss my pottery class.  Embarrassed This bowl is handbuilt (coil method)- no wheels necessary, but for the firing, I suggest befriending someone with a kiln and raku pit, or someone in a local college with ties to the art department.  I wish those items weren't so darned expensive - and were apartment friendly.  Undecided

The glaze is supposed to be all blue-green, but the red area is where it got too close to the fire and fired hotter than intended.  Normally, not so great, but for this piece, I think it's pretty.  I like leaving finger marks - they ended up like seeds - it's my watermelon bowl!

If you haven't tried pottery, but you like handicrafts - I warn you, it's addictive...you will love it and dream of owning a gas kiln...and if you're like me, you will get clay on every item of clothing you own and get it in your hair as you throw pots.

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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2007 10:22:38 AM »

I really love how the glaze turned out, even with the red markings. It adds personality to things like these and makes them so unique. And now that you mentioned, it really is a watermelon bowl! You did great. Cheesy

I was on a pottery class once, and you're right, it's so addicting! I had to quit, though, because they quit the whole class (duh).

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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2007 02:33:25 PM »

I think you should go for perfection, and try get a perfect blue glaze. And since you won't need the red one, you can send it to me!! Cheesy

Seriously, I like it with the red SO MUCH BETTER than if it had been all blue!

Makes me want to go back to ceramics (I did it for years when I was younger), but I can't afford to take up another hobby! lol

« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2007 04:54:13 PM »

That is sooo pretty! I'm going to have to make a bowl like that! Oh! I love the rustic look!!
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2007 06:19:35 PM »

It doesn't matter how many quarters I took of throwing class in college...I LOVE coil-built pieces!
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2007 11:01:43 PM »

You mentioned you can't afford to own one of those, but what about getting something fired at a local ceramics shop, its usally not too bad and less chance of breaking than at a local college. The ones near me fire priced by the pound of the work or 1 cent per a cubic inch.

Its beautiful work btw!

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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2007 03:33:20 PM »

it's beautiful

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