Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hand Built Earthenware Bowls

 Pinch strip constructed bowls, the smaller
of the two has been impressed and carved
with both an inner and outer 
patterned band.

Greenware Bowls with terra sigillata accents.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Best of Birthdays...

I stopped planning to celebrate my own birth
after I hit 65 but that doesn't mean
it goes unnoticed...

I had a wonderful time
this year on my birthday (4/21) 
in both of my ceramic classes
sharing my pinch strip technique
for making bowls which 
appear to have a carved accent
either in or outside the bowl.

Those with accent patterns on the outside
will have a layered glaze wax technique
inside and Nadia Bond will be on hand
next week in one on my classes
to demo how to do this.

Bowls are different from almost any other
ceramic forms because they have both an
inside and outside which can be seen
at the same time.  Therefore, the two
must complement each other and,
at the same time, entice the onlooker
to want to pick them up and use them.

I finished my "day" at a local Vietnamese Restaurant
with friends after receiving numerous renditions
of Happy Birthday on my voice mail,
emailed & snail mailed greetings
and heartfelt wishes on Facebook...


Friday, April 17, 2015

Johanna Curlie Arm Tyg

Constructed using my pinch strip method then
multi-glazed, this light weight pot
has a stance all her own!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Live & Fly Bird Zen Cup

for the true free spirit designed to hold 
piping hot tea which can be drunk
by holding the button handles
to pick it up.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Melaleuca Pinch Strip Tyg

Melaleuca is only 6" tall
 and sports an array of natural
stoneware glazes with subtle texturing.
This vase is also paper thin
having been made before my
"The Pot Thickens" period.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Homage to Oliver

We began to hand build lidded pudgy boxes
 in the style of Daniel Oliver during two
of my ceramic clay classes this semester.

 My one demo box is finally glaze fired and
sealed with Renaissance wax...

I have renamed it Ol' Blue Eyes Rattle Lidded
Earthenware Box in honor of the fundraising
auction it will be in come May...