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.

5 comments:

Kathy said...

I love the color! It was quite a process in getting the piece to its final form, but has a pretty result, so that is what counts.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Hang in there Katdoc. I have never done pottery but I dabbled in ceramics many years ago and I know the feeling of thinking you put glaze on where you wanted it and it doesn't appear after firing. Ha... You will be better at remembering to put those glazes on. Right now you are learning so much. A lot to process. It will get easier. I think your efforst are good beginnings.

Mary said...

I wanna see the one that looks like poo-poo. Come on!

On my desk at the office, I have a blue bowl, very similar to yours that I keep paper clips in. It's wobbly and not as nice as yours but it was a little gift from my daughter - she made it in middle school.

You really are doing well with this new hobby!

Susan Gets Native said...

I LOVE the cobalt color! That would look good in my kitchen (yellow and COBALT)....I will take any goof-ups off your hands!

holly said...

I love that blue too! I see progress in your pieces. Becoming even more impressed here....

(hint, hint....my so called decor is dark green and burgandy)...lol.