Category: Art

Aug 10

Dot Resist Flowerpot

The pot that inspired me for my early summer pottery session had a kind of repetitive dot pattern that I found very pleasing. My own attempts to replicate this were less-than-successful. For this one, I used a stencil and sponged wax resist to let the soldate 60 show through under the cranberry glaze. The circles …

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Aug 05

Marsh Pinch Pot

I made this series of small pinch-pot flowerpots because I wanted to replicate ones I’d made a decade ago to hold succulents in. After the succulents died, I set the pots outside where they got lost and broken over the years. Now I found a good window for succulents again, and I still had the …

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Jul 09

Small Oak Pinch Pot

 I made a selection of pinch pots because I wanted to re-create some great little flowerpots I made years ago for my succulent collection. I moved to a different house without an east-facing window, and all the plants died, and eventually I lost or the pots got broken. So I made some pinch pots, which …

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Jul 06

Broken Shino Slab Pot

 This is one of those “failure is a part of the learning process” kind of things. I spent a ton of time trying to recreate a pot I’d bought at the store for not very much money, and I ended up failing. But I learned a lot along the way! One of the things I …

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Jun 29

Copper Queen Shrine

 I started out just making a lot of pieces for shrine boxes. Making these boxes is a technique I learned from a book called “Creating Personal Shrines” by Carol Owen. Basically, you paint both sides of foamcore with acrylic (or gesso? Maybe gesso works too) and let it dry. Then you glue ricepaper to each …

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