Sunday, June 21, 2009

The three photos below are of things that were in the last stoneware firing too, but didn't get photographed right away. The earrings take more time to put together than one would think .

The bottle is 8" high. I made this before the urns I showed earlier, to practice doing the leaves.

Friday, June 19, 2009

These are from my latest stoneware firing, cone 7/8 oxidation. The three pots below are a series of covered jars- a customer ordered, and helped design an urn. She ended up taking the two smaller ones, the 2nd & 3rd pictured. The top one is almost 11 inches in height. These pots were all thrown upside down, then I inverted them and finished throwing the top parts.

This ten inch tall vase was started upside down on the wheel, inverted the next day and then the top was finished off.

These guys are about 9" long. I made them on the wheel, sort of coke-bottle shape to start, and shaped the bodies while quite wet, added legs!

Our daughter Karen made the coil cup.

This bowl is 8" in diameter. I wanted the exterior bare, but fluxed a little and have done this before with soda ash. This time I brushed on some liquid dishwasher soap-seems to work about the same. ...The iron oxide became fixed to the surface, slightly satiny.

These are 5 inch tall jars. Will go looking through my cork collection to see if any of them fit.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

I fired a load of stoneware bisque a few days ago, and included some earthenware glazed pieces. The mug is about 6" high, the vase is 9" high. The vase was pictured in an earlier post, but I didn't care for the color, so re-glazed the outside, and it's better now. This platter is 17 inches in diameter.