Saturday, December 19, 2009

Peg's hanging planter bowls

A new order for hanging planter bowls is the subject of this post. the bowl shape, and pattern that is impressed in the rim of the bowls is derived from an antique cream-white hanging planter bowl brought to me to make some replicas of. they did not have to match exactly in color or pattern, but I happened to have a leaf and flower stamp that simulated the pattern of the original. the color chosen is a new mustard yellow that is a satin matt glaze that is very nice to feel in your hand, plus it lends itself well to the "antique" like nature of this particular piece.
The photos with this post are of the pieces mentioned. these will probably lead to some new colors of this shape and pattern. sometimes customers can inspire an artist to try something that is out of the normal rhythm of their creative process. My thanks to "Peg" for a new direction in my patterning and glazing processes.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

new fish pitchers

I unloaded some nice fish pitchers from the kiln last week,eight in all. I now have seven of those left, ranging in size from 11-12 inches tall, and priced from 65-80.00. these are some of the best ones I've made to date, and wanted to share them with anyone who wishes to see fish-inspired pitchers. I have 4 of the pale green based ones;2 of the yellow, and 1 of the lime green ones left. enjoy!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

cone 3 floating blue glaze

This last week, I wanted to glaze some new pots with some nice texture with a blue glaze that would pool some in the texture that was applied to some nice pots. the glaze I wanted to use for the inside of the pieces didn't match temperature-wise;the blue fired higher than the rutile gold/brown that I wanted to use for the inside. I fluxed the blue down to my usual temperature, which is cone 3, and a real nice "floating blue" was the result.
Here are some more pics of recent pots, including fish pitchers and fish mugs to go with them.