I found this little pitcher at a local garage sale, and I keep it by my wheel for inspiration.
I'll have to try to duplicate this style at school this next quarter. I believe it is a Majolica style.
|Two coffee cups Shaner's green glaze breaking brown on the outside, sea foam blue on the inside. Also, a 5" glossy blue bowl with a dip of something nice on the rim.|
|A nice small 5" bowl.|
|A 4" x 4" tea bowl with Shaner's Green, and a dip of Tenmoku on the lip|
|A 6" bowl, also with Shaner's Green glaze.|
|The front view. I need to fettle a bit to slim down the spout. It should taper better, so I've some work there to do.|
|I like how the lid turned out. You can see the handle drying on the blue glass vase in the background. I'll attach it tomorrow after I finish fettling the bottom of the teapot.|
|Here it is all assembled, just some dent and scratch removal and I'm ready to let it dry.|
|Here is my wheel space. I have my wedged clay, and tools next to me on the right, with some green-ware drying above, then I move my freshly thrown pieces on the shelf to the left of me. The view outside is down the hill to the pond/wetlands in my backyard. I love the view, and deer actually walk past my window not more than 5 feet from me if I'm pretty still.|
|This is my first attempt at a pitcher, and I have to make an appropriate handle for it now. It will hold just over 2 quarts, and I figure it would be a nice pitcher for cool drinks in the summer.|
|This is a closer look at my existing stack of cone 10 green-ware drying before bisque firing.|
|This is my growing stack of cone 1 green-ware of things the boys and I have made with some extremly stiff experimental clay. I suspect it to have an overly high concentration of grog. The angular canister on the right there is hexagonal and made from slabbing that groggy clay. It slabs well. Making the canister and lid with slabs was much more involved than I thought. To finish the surface I decided to impress the slabs with oak leafs which you can sort of see. It is experimental after all.|
|Here are three new cone 10 pieces I'm working on, from left to right, a small creamer (its about a 3" glass shape pinched together at the top), a cup, and a small bottle that needs a cap. Oh, you also see the pots are sitting on parchment paper which I found works in pottery just like it does in cooking. It's great to put freshly thrown pots on and won't stick to the pots and keeps my shelves clean.|