Tag Archive: soldate 60

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 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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Oct 17

Green Diagonal Hatching bowl

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

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.

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