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Oct 17

Green Diagonal Hatching bowl

This diagonal hatching is a pattern I’ve used frequently. I have a repertoire of patterns that work well on curved surfaces that I’ve built up after many years of decorating thrown pottery.  I draw a grid in pencil, and then paint on the diagonal within the grid squares.

Oct 14

Green Flower Bowl

This is the first of eight bowls I made, sort of a set.  The clay body is soldate 60, and is rougher than I like for everyday ware. The green color comes from slip, which I etched away to make the flower design.

Oct 11

Green Fishscale Bowl

This design is a traditional Japanese design. I started to use it while I was learning pottery in Japan, and it remains one of my favorites. The green color is slip, which I scratched away with a scgraffito tool.

Oct 08

Green Flower Grid Bowl

This design looks much better on paper or other flat surfaces than it does on a curved surface. I found it quite difficult to get the design as even as I like. It’s not one I’ve used before, though I’ve seen similar ones on Japanese textiles and paper.

Oct 05

Yellow Tiles

These are the same as the blue speckled tiles that I made, except that I chose a bright yellow. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with these, but I’d like to do a lot more mosaic projects, and I figured that having a selection of tiles wouldn’t hurt.