Thursday, December 20, 2007
Two New Pots
I got three new pieces of pottery back from glaze firing tonight. In one, the glaze was too thick, glumped up, and looks like poo-poo. I am too ashamed to show it. But these two came out OK.
I could have sworn I put a white edge around the rim of this pot, but I guess I didn't. The cobalt blue is pretty, though. It is a cell-phone holder, or maybe you put dip in it, I'm not sure.
This little "basket" has gone through many transformations. First, it was going to be a mug, but I goofed it up and tried to turn it into something else. The next thing I knew, the sides sagged over, so I made a rim. When I was trimming it before bisque firing, I broke off a piece of the rim, and had to use "slip" (very thin, water-clay solution) to glue it back on. I tried making a braided handle, but it cracked into nothing, so I just did a little twist. It ended up looking cute, if I do say so. I am taking it to work, to hold paper clips, since my official "paper clip holder" is the one with the gunked-up glaze.