Monday, July 20, 2009

A pottery post/how I gamble

I'm pretty happy with this little vase that I hand-built...but...

This bowl in the next two pictures is in my opinion ruined by the glaze. First of all, the greenish glaze didn't turn out green. Second of all, it covered up some of my carving. I'm thinking that it will end up in a garage sale.

Here is another footed bowl...guess I was thinking some magic would happen in the kiln, because I'm "okay" with it but that's about it.

The third footed bowl broke before it was fired and is now reconstituted clay.

This is a "lawn ornament" in that there is no bottom and I'm putting it my front flower bed. I'm going to see if it will last most of the year outside.

The plate is what happens when the licorice goes over the copper wash glaze.

The bowl has copper wash OVER the licorice. I am very happy with it.

I hope I remember that it comes out much cooler with the copper wash over the licorice.

So in other words, I don't feel like I need to play the slot machines or crap shoot with real money. I feel like I'm gambling already. One out of three pieces will most likely come out fantastic! I figure those are my odds.


Anonymous said...

I like the pieces, not too bad at all. I guess the color of the bowl that didn't turn out right isn't the greatest, but the others look fine. As always, you are your own worst critic.

I also think I like the licorice over the copper myself (I reserve the right to change my mind later).

Anyway, nice job on the pottery. Don't ever quit, you are doing great! Love you-


Melanie-Pearl said...

looks like my favorite mug! hate black licorice, love copper---love the colors so much. that plate is pretty that way, too.

way to gamble! that is why we're self taught right? you know you love it. it's why you bought those jelly belly's, too. love this about you.

curious creativity. beautiful!