I am loving this bowl. I have already made more with different designs. I threw this bowl off the hump then trimmed the bottom and carved out the design. I love the floral ish pattern. :) I think the glaze will do some fun things in with the cut outs. we'll see...
man I feel bad! I haven't posted in two weeks! to be honest I'm not as into this years challenge as last years...but that's about yo change. I made an awesome bowl and it's really inspiring me. here are photos of the past two week's bowls and this week's... all caught up :).
I told you it would look better glazed! haha it actually looks like twigs now. I love how you can see through it and how earthy it is. I also love how these two glazes interact with each other. there's a slight iridescence that kind of dresses up the branches! mmmm love when things come out right.
This is a new technique for me : sgraffito. its basically the process of carving slip or glaze off of a pot. I threw the bowl then I trimmed the foot, of course. then I turned it right side up again and re centered it. I used a stain that should be greenish and painted the rim while the wheel spun. this helped me to get a nice, even coat. then, since the clay is still a little moist, I was able to use my metal rib to clean up the line of glaze by scraping some clay off (and therefore any unwanted glaze). I think I'll keep this technique in mind whenever I desire a crisp edge of glaze :). then I just carved the leaves into the rim. :) this bowl is 14" wide so its pretty big :) I like the size and shape. it'll be a great centerpiece.
Pots In Use
I love seeing handmade pots in action! Functional pottery has stolen my heart. I intend to explore that love story a little more with this blog. Follow along if you want to see an talk about functional pottery on a deeper level!