Apr 29, 2009

C E L A D O N - D I S H

I have been thinking recently that I need to make my cat a new dish. he broke his... with love. or so I like to think. he actually broke it by licking it clean, right off the counter, so perhaps that's true; he loved that wet food too much. the verdict is out whether or not I will use this one; it's the right size, but the old corian® plate I am using will produce less disappointment when it gets shattered on the kitchen floor. (or, it will just bounce.)

if you like to feed your cat in less precarious places than tall counters, perhaps this is meant for your furry friend. or maybe it's just meant for m&m's. yummy, yummy m&m's.

just under 4.5 inches in diameter x 2 inches tall

celadon glaze
wheel-thrown and signed, february 2007
(if you buy it and really intend to use it for a cat, maybe you'll find a special treat in there for your feline too.)

Apr 27, 2009

T I N Y - V A S E S

a set.

these two vases are tiny. okay, they aren't really miniatures or anything, but they are pretty darn small. sure, you can fit a few flowers in them, but they have to be of the small variety. like dandelion size. it's possible I made these before I made a sake set. you know, for practice.

the small vase is 2 inches high x just over 2.5 inches across.
the "tall" vase is slightly over 3 inches high x about 2.5 inches in diameter.
I put a slight texture on the tops and glazed them pistachio green over eggshell wash (matte white) glaze. it's VERY subtle in person.

both of these are
wheel-thrown, signed and dated, may 2007
$20 for the set

S O L D (04.29.09)

Apr 20, 2009

s l a c k i n g

I am such a slacker. actually, if you could hear me it would be worse. I'm whining under my breath about the batch of photos I've been posting from; they take a fair bit of retouching to get the colors adjusted. no offense to chris; they're great detail shots; we just had no idea how to light them. so that is partially why the holdup in getting new stuff posted. also, I'm obsessing about my yard now. that's fair warning; I might actually start posting yard before and after pics. heh.

tonight is the last night of pottery class before I take the summer off. but I will continue to post what pieces I have made in the past, and of course sell them.

I'll post work tomorrow. I swear.

Apr 10, 2009

L A U R I E ' S - B O W L

I gave this bowl to my father-in-law's girlfriend last xmas. her name is laurie. hence, the name.

unfortunately, I neglected to take any measurements of it before I sent it off to its new home. but from what I remember, it was about 5 or 6 inches in diameter and oh, let's say 3.5 inches tall.

I used chocolate brown underglaze for the outside. it was a thin-ish coat, which is why the clay shows through at the top. inside, I used shiny turquoise glaze. I just love that color. there's a close-up shot so you can really see it.

wheel-thrown, and signed. I know it's dated too, but I can't recall when.
S O L D – okay, gifted... (12.25.09)

Apr 9, 2009

R E E D - V A S E

this vase was meant to look a little more natural (less controlled and modern looking) than my normal stuff.

okay, I have to admit it: I did it that way because just as I took the vase off the wheel - still wet - I accidentally scraped the side of it with my fingernail. fingernails are totally your enemy in pottery. you have to keep them cut super short or you end up with divots in pretty much everything you do. so when faced with an irreparable gash in the side, I decided to embrace it and MAKE MORE! so it turned into an interpretation of grass blowing in the wind. (cheesy, I know, but it worked so I went with it.)

the measurements of this piece are: 3.5 inches across at the base, 2 inches at the top x 5.75 inches high.
I did the inside and the lip in chocolate brown underglaze. I put iron oxide on the outside to bring out the texture and then glazed it in celadon.

wheel-thrown, signed and dated, april 2007

S O L D (04.29.09)

Apr 2, 2009

S K E T C H - L O O K

forgive me for my lack of postings. this batch of photos unfortunately needs color correcting, so it takes me longer to put them up.

regardless, here's one from the history books. this is a medium sized bowl I made a couple of years back. I think it's a good example of how nice clay can look when just glazed in transparent gloss. but I'd be lying if I said that's all I did; I put iron oxide on it first, which gives it that sketchy look. inside is "pistachio" glaze.

I don't have measurements: I sold this one (thank you, michael) before I thought of doing that.
wheel-thrown, signed and dated (with proof this time!), december 2007