Category Archive: Pottery

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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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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