Category Archive: Pottery

Nov 02

Spiky pot

spiky pot

This was the second of two pots that I made to try to replicate a pot I got (with plants!) at Lowe’s for less than the cost of the cheap plants inside it. Something about the subdued glaze and repetitive pattern really appealed to me, in a retro mid-century way (which is weird, because I …

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Oct 26

Blue Black Pinch Pot

blue green pinch pot

 This was one of the pots I made in the spring pottery session. It was technically a throwing class, but I wasn’t that into throwing. I’ve been drifting away from pottery for a while. To be honest, I mostly took the class because I wanted to be near my friends, and especially to be near …

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Aug 31

Deep Blue Flowerpot

deep blue flowerpot

 I think I had intended to do some surface decoration on this flowerpot, but the test tiles showed this oasis + clear glaze combination was so reliably beautiful that I decided to just showcase the glaze with a plain surface.

Aug 26

Short Spiky Pot

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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