Recently I have been focusing my throwing efforts on vases. I have now produced quite a collection of different size, shapes and colors. Now I just have to figure out what to do with them all! This one is partial raw clay with white glaze. The lip dips slightly off to the right with intent to cause movement to the piece.
I frequently throw this type of top on my lids because it is very functional and comfortable to use.This piece started as a vase but I later felt like it needed a lid to complete it. There are twp glazes on this pot but the overlap creates a third.
This glazing on this piece is a recent example of my experimentation with different glaze combinations and application techniques. This pot has 3 glazes and I smudged the overlap with my thumbs which resulting in the swirling seen on the shoulder of the pot.
I go through periods of time where I only want to make covered containers. Some I turn into teapots, others I decorate with slip, glaze, glass, wire or whatever else I can think of. This one was designed with hand made ribbons of clay applied with slip. The pot is sturdy in construction and the colors are a multitude of earthy influence.
This little container has three small feet that hold it up. I know it is hard to tell from my photo, so you have to trust me that they are there! The cafe latte color was a surprize. I am still not exactly sure what two glazes I combined to create this. My instructors often "remind" me that I should be writing down the glazes I use to log and track successes and failures. The truth is that more often than not... I follow behind someone else in the studio who has already mixed up the glazes and use whatever they are using. Glazng has never been my favorite part of the process but the results can be fun and exciting!
I love this little teacup and had hoped to make a set ,but I continue to struggle to make multiples of anything that look enough a like to be called a set. As a result, one of a kind takes ona whole new meaning!