Let the Beauty of what you Love be what you Do...
~Rumi

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Few of My Favorites!

I'm getting more work out of the kiln, with mixed results... but wanted to show a few of my favorites...


The two bowls in the back have the dark brown clay body (same as my BIG bowl) which I love, even though I've only thrown a couple of bags of it this term, 'cause it has the tendency to tear up my hands~ it's so GRITTY! But I just love the earthy feel it has to it. I did a bit more test glazing today on that clay & am hoping to come up with some exciting results, though I was actually quite excited with these!
:)


This is the back of the bowl on the right. I love the way the second glaze pours over the first... it reminds me of the ocean lapping at the salty shore. The bottom glaze is supposed to be clear... though it didn't really turn out that way!


I've still got 20 something pieces to fire... but am awaiting the results of testing.
I probably put 10-15 pieces in for glazing/tests today... which should give me a good idea of how I want to glaze these remaining pieces on Thursday. I can't wait to see how the tests come out!
:)

7 comments:

Gail said...

Beautiful

Annie Coe said...

Beautiful work Becky. Glazing is hard because you just don't know what will happen in the kiln :-). xoxo

Kathleen said...

You must have the patience of a saint! I love your pottery -- and I can't imagine being able to defer gratification as long as it takes to produce such beauty!

Pat said...

Your description of the second shot is dead on! I liked taking ceramics in high school, but unfortunately all my pots were crocked. I should probably give it a try now that I'm older; tho not necessarily steadier! LOL!

KClark Photography said...

Wow-those look great. I'm so envious of you.

Amie Roman said...

Love that glaze close-up; I agree, exactly what it reminds me of. These are great, I'm happy you're enjoying the potting so much, thanks for sharing :)

Barb said...

HI Becky,
I, too, love that blue/green squiggle - I really like the tiny pot with color in the bottom, like a surprise. I see you also have a great salad bowl. Enjoy this time of creating. No use worrying too far into the future.