as promised, here is another piece I did using slip inlay. just for kicks I had it on the table at my sale - as greenware. (that means it hadn't been fired yet, but was air-dry) and it sold! thanks, rocker, for having faith it would turn out. I could have ruined christmas...
I stuck with black inlay because I switched to a smoother clay (grogless g-mix in case anyone cares) and there just wasn't any other color option, though I had initially envisioned a dark brown design. despite the inlay being stupidly labor intensive, I really love the result. I think I'm going to have to limit myself to a couple per session though if I ever want to get anything else accomplished. I managed to eke out four items with inlay this term (each with increasing detail), but I did devote a day and a half to carving, filling and scraping and ignoring things like eating, drinking and going to the bathroom.
this little pot is just about 4.25 inches across at its widest x 3 inches in height. it has pistachio glaze on the inside which turned out to be quite subtle. I stuck with just clear glossy glaze on the outside so the design would show to its maximum. we're all about full potential here!
wheel-thrown and signed, november 2009
$ - I won't list the price since it's a gift
S O L D (12.08.09)