when I was a kid, my stepdad had a 1973 chevrolet monte carlo. royal blue. it was a well-used car, and through the years, it eventually rusted out in spots. due to coastal living, my stepfather also often lost the battle to keep his car clean to the local seagulls. we knew he had given up all hope when one day he grabbed a can of spray paint (blue) and sprayed over the um, problem areas. this method of car care lasted longer than most of the rest of the family would have liked, and several shades of blue spray paint were eventually applied. we affectionately called the method "marbleizing."
in that vein, I'd like to show you a nice little set. is something a little different for me, in that I mixed two different colors of clay together and then threw with them. so the brown you see is dark clay, and the creamy color is light clay. there's no royal blue, or just blue, but hindsight is 20/20 isn't it?
the cups are actually a good size for tea, and the bottle is probably good size for creamer (if you take your tea that way). or, sake. it would make a great sake pitcher.
the cups are both 1.75 inches tall x 3 to 3.25 inches in diameter. the little pitcher is 3.5 inches high x about 3 inches at its widest.
this set because of the marble effect, I covered the outsides of all of them in clear glaze, then put a new glaze inside. well, the glaze is new to me. I was looking for a nice orange, but couldn't find one, so I settled on trying one called "wonder red." it really came out more like a flesh tone. kind of like someone blushing. in fact, I think the entire set reminds me of skin tones. I could name the set "study in nude," if I were that much of a dork. luckily I am NOT.
wheel-thrown and signed, february 2009
$40 for the set
S O L D (12.08.09)