Category Archive: Pottery

May 02

Strength

Strength

This card traditionally shows a girl holding or wresting a lion, but I decided to use a tiger, just to be different.  I’m sorry about how the photo turned out.  It’s too glossy and too warm.  Am considering using better photo-editing software, but I detest the learning curve.

Apr 24

The Fool

the fool

This is one of the most well-known tarot cards.  Our local bookstore uses it as their logo. I made the sky pink for two reasons. One, because I thought it would look like dawn (it doesn’t) and two, because I was running out of shades of light blue and didn’t want them to all look …

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Apr 22

Celadon Bird Cup

Celadon Bird cup

To make the surface decoration on this cup, I trailed slip made out of the same clay body.  It came in handy that I had drawn several flocks of birds in my comic, coopdegrace.com, because I could draw them again without a reference. This cup, alas, is unuseable, because it has a longitudinal crack inside. …

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Feb 12

Fountain

Fountain progress 1

I originally made the base of this as a drum for my husband.  I made two, actually, but this one had too-shallow of a shape, so he said he wasn’t going to use it. I decided, that since I’ve been planning to make a fountain for a while, that I would use this to make …

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Jan 24

Raku Woman

raku woman 2

This is a piece I did in high school.  It’s raku fired, which accounts for the carbon trappings.  The piece is merely a cylinder of clay, altered to make it interesting, with a loop like a handle on top.  I really love this piece, and tried to duplicate it in 2003 without much success.  I …

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