I wrote a couple weeks ago about the immensely productive time I was having, and shared a few photos of some raw clay pieces which I had high hopes for. Now that two weeks have passed, I have all or most of those pieces finished, and here are the exciting results! (With a few surprises tossed in, as there always are when you’re firing your pottery to above 2300° Fahrenheit.)
Embossed creamer and sugar bowl:
I just love these mugs. Visual and tactile satisfaction.
Pendant beads and buttons:
These make me happy. I don’t want to get too much into jewelry, but it’s fun to do something a little different.
The soap dishes and little leaves have been turning out well, although they tend to warp unexpectedly. Hopefully I can figure out some warp-proofing secret soon.
The couple of wheel-thrown mugs I made that week came out rather striking, I thought:
Then there’s this honeypot, which I LOVE and may keep, although the lid is very tight. (If some more experienced potter would like to comment, and share any wisdom on how a lid that fits all through the drying and bisque-firing process suddenly becomes very tight in the gallery after the glaze-firing, I would love that.)Finally, the butter dishes! Right now we’re at about a 2:1 success-to-failure ratio with them, but we’re hopeful for the future.. . . . aaand the third one pictured in the first photo? Well, that’s a story for tomorrow. Just to pique your interest, it involves a very hot kiln and a molten clay buffalo.
P.S.–Some of these pots are for sale. If they are, clicking on the picture will take you to the item’s listing in my Etsy shop.
Love all of it, especially the butter dishes!