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

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Clay Creations!

Well, this is it... the end of the term. Had a little delay in getting back the last of the ceramics as one of kilns was down. Now I'm in the process of packing them up & deciding which to give away, which to keep & wondering if I can wait as long a Christmas to share them. Probably not, as I've already started giving them away! Here's the bulk of my creations this quarter, minus the 20 or so I've given away~

And some "up close shots" of some of my favorites... of course I made some more of the coffee bean mugs~


Here's the big salad bowl I was so happy about in a previous post, though it doesn't look so big in this picture! I also made 4 smaller bowls to go with it. I wasn't ecstatic about the glaze choice afterwards, but chose a clear glaze to try to bring forth the natural dark clay body~


One of my favorite bowls I decided to keep for myself... I just love this glaze~ 


It looks like a plate here! I think I'm a lot better at landscape photography than studio photography! Here's the back... I'm experimenting w/ different "signatures" & liked this one.


The next one I call the "Zen Bowl..." I don't know... it just looks Zen to me. I've decided who this bowl is going to, but that is top secret!


Another "keeper," I've already used the bowl below for french toast! (None of my plates turned out well, and I don't really like making them, so I just cut the french toast into bite size pieces, add banana & syrup.) This funky bowl was an experiment in carving & use of stains.


The glaze in the bowl below kinda looks like an eye, doesn't it?


And just a few more favorites~


It was fun experimenting with different glazes!


I think the use of different glazes can totally define what the bowls are used for... whether decorative, salad, soup or ice cream. I love the glaze in the one below, and it was difficult not to keep, but I already gave it away... it's fun to give handmade gifts!


I've really enjoyed my ceramics class this quarter, and am hoping I can figure out some way in the not too distant future to have this sort of creating be present in my daily life!
:)

14 comments:

Wanda said...

You have certainly created a lovely selection of ceramics, Becky. It would be hard to pick a favorite. The second one from last looks like a Japanese tea cup. They each have a specialness, the receivers will love them.
...Wanda

Kathleen said...

It's hard to believe this is your first ceramics course! Your work is lovely--and most appropriately named. Congratulations, Becky!

becky said...

Thanks Ladies!
Kathleen, I've actually had a 2 previous 1 night a week courses at the community level... I was lucky here, because I could put in 20 hours or so per week rather than 3 in the community setting. Lots of practice helps... but I've got a long ways to go! Hoping some day for that home & studio of my own!
:)

KClark Photography said...

What a wonderful body of work-they all look fantastic.

Anonymous said...

beck, your work is fantastic.. just gets better and better! im very glad to have an aunt as talented as you! -cody

Susan said...

The bowls are BEAUTIFUL! I would sure love to get back into pottery again. I just need access! Your lovely creations get me excited and remind me that we all need a creative outlet.

Tanya Gwen Minnick said...

Becky!! I LOVE these!!! wow, very nice :)I love my pottery mugs, I swear they make coffee taste better..lol- great job.

Amie Roman said...

These are wonderful!! No wonder these are favourites of yours. Very well done for a semester's worth of work! You've been so busy. I'm sure that everyone who receives their gifts of your ceramics will be very pleased.

marianne said...

wow! what beautiful work! hard to believe those are your first efforts. your friends are going to be so pleased with their gifts! glad you're keeping your favorites too.

Annie Coe said...

These are all beautiful, but I really like the ones with the green/blue centers. Lovely work.
xoxo

Becky said...

Becky. its Becky here lol. Just looking in on some of your art work which is fabulous and inspiring ! It's wonderful that you have this opportunity to release your creativity. I said to my daughter yesterday that I could never match up to friends of mine who are so tidy and organised,and she said,yes Mum, but you are craetive. That felt good !

Becky said...

Oops.. "creative" lol. I type too fast !!

Barb said...

Hi Becky, Catching up with you to see the final etchings and ceramics. Gosh I'll miss your class work - it was so interesting to learn your processes. So many different glazes. Becky, you won't have to buy any gifts for the next year! That "signature" is very creative.

Pat said...

I can see how you'd have a hard time parting from these beauties! I particularly like the coffee bean mugs, zen bowl, the white bowl, and .......

Do you want my shipping address?

LOL!