Category: Art

Aug 26

Short Spiky Pot

 What I wanted was a pot covered over in a repeating pattern of small raised bumps. I tried using a mini-extruder, but they wouldn’t stick. Then I tried rolling a coil and making small nubs, but that took too much time. I ended up filling a makeshift pastry bag with slip and just applying it …

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Aug 24

Blue Thrown Coffee Cup

 I made these cups for a friend of mine, who wanted snarky anti-religious chapter and verse notations for dreadful bible verses. At the last minute, I decided not to include them and just make a pretty, functional cup. It’s startling how much work goes into something you would barely even glance at if you saw …

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Aug 19

Stencil Slab Pot

 This slab pot, as well as the other one, were great learning experiences. Mostly I learned that slab building is hard. It relies on the slabs being just the right amount of hardness, which is difficult to manage if you’re doing it at a studio you only visit once a week. Too soft, and the …

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Aug 17

Soft Blue Pinch Pot

You can’t tell, but the rolled design on the side is meant to be dolphins cavorting in the waves. The glaze, while interesting, is too thick to show the design. I have a series of rolled stamps I made out of clay and fired that I’ve had for years. They’re great, because they make a …

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Aug 12

Shabby Blue Pinch Pot

 I meant this to showcase one of my hand-made rolled stamps, but the glaze was so thick that I can’t even tell what sort of design it’s supposed to be. I do like the glaze color, which I think is clear over oasis blue. It got fired before I finished smoothing it out, so it’s …

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