They had a big firing at the pottery studio last week and two of my pots made it into the kiln. Both turned out really well, but one is amazing. Funny thing, working with clay. Sometimes mistakes turn out to be the best pieces.
I’m not sure what happened to this pot, I think I bumped it when I was taking it off the wheel and having a really thin spot didn’t help, so it sort of collapsed. I really liked the shape, though, and decided to keep it. The shape reminds me of a calla lily.
For the glaze, I did a total dip of Rhodes Turquoise with a rim dip of Tin Purple.
I can’t remember what glaze I used for this pot and I left my notes at the studio. I have to run something back to the art center, so I’ll duck in and grab my notebook while I’m there. This pot isn’t as “catchy” as the other one, but I love its simple lines and that it has just enough texture to make the glaze interesting.
FUN WITH MIXED MEDIA
These are a couple of backgrounds I’m working on, incorporating modeling paste and spray inks.
As usual, I’ve been a busy bee and have a new knitting project on the needles to share tomorrow, stay tuned!
I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect – they are much more interesting. Marc Jacobs