Thursday, November 02, 2006

More Oct. 31st pots...for some reason Blogger WOULD NOT accept these last two pictures. So I opened a second post and it's working.This piece is 9" high. I'm calling it a reliquary...a customer wanted to give a rattle to a friend who will be having a baby. She is going to put a few small special items in it, which will rattle. ( I included 3 miniscule porcelain hearts, in case she wants them-the sound is good). She said it didn't have to be standard baby rattle shape, "Use your imagination-surprise me."she said. She also asked me to choose the glaze- just not pastel pink or blue. I told her I would make some holes to let the sound out. So this is what I came up with. It has a rubber stopper inside the foot. BTW, this piece will never be handled by babies (if you are thinking of safety issues( - it's a commemorative piece for the parents.This little pot is 6" high. The picture is crooked-I can replace it later- but look, you can see me crouching with my camera! Yes, my pottery is better than my photography...
OCTOBER 31ST STONEWARE FIRING These tops were thrown off the hump. The low wide ones work the best.
The specks are volcanic material from Alturas CA
Experimenting with handles: when I start making a mug, I first throw a loop which will be the handle. It was used whole on the yellow mug, and cut first on the center one. For the cup on the right, I threw a small column, and cut it off leaving a pad of clay to attach to a quite wet cup. I impressed a pattern to attach the pad.
More thrown loop handles. The glaze is Laguna's "Italian Straw". of the few purchased glazes I have here.
This piece is about 8" wide, by 6" high.
13" wide...the blue glaze is a mixture of misc blues I had here.
Odds 'n ends...I mixed 2 iron reds together, and it's not very red. I should have cooled down a little slower for this one.
about 13"

9" wide-