Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I had a few things come out of the kiln this week

A little box

Thrown as one piece and turned down to fit snugly.
I should have taken more time with the waxing before glaze as
it has to be really thick to get the right colour and that has meant the
lid doesn't fit as well as I would like.

This time I fired them separately to improve the chance of a two piece work.
Hyacinth blue drops over thick Tenmoku.
Stoneware fired to 1280 C
And this one was just a bit of fun.

I couldn't resist making a spider that wears shoes.

I am not a shoe fiend myself but I do realise it is a compulsion for many folks.
I think it is because the shoe always fits,
which pleases people with  fluctuating measurements.

No offence intended.
I am thinking of adding a mop of black hair....just on top
This one was a demo pot made when I had some new young students.
I was talking about putting some feet on the pot.

Which resulted in more shoes!

I am going to link this post to http://mudcolony.blogspot.com.au/
Click on that link to see what some other potters are doing this week

5 comments:

Anna said...

love your thrown box! They should be so simple shouldn't they but no, I am still trying to get them right. Love your 'shoes'

Annie said...

Love the bowl with feet, but that spider scares me. That's a very interesting thought about shoes always fitting. I'm not a shoe fiend myself either, but that makes a lot of sense.

Willow said...

Oh Clapping wildly and loving all of it. That spider in shoes is the bees knees LOL

Willow said...

Oh and I had meant to mention ... love that you fly a flag for organic produce :) We have a small farm in New England and it is my heart, I grow herbs and veggies have free range sickens and a small farm stand at the road in Summer/Fall season. I also dabble a bit with drawing, photography and crafts. Now that I have found you I hope you don't mind if I follow along :)

Georgia Harvey said...

Hi JB, love the effect of the hyacinth blue over the tenmoku. Looks a bit like a jellyfish!