Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Here are pictures of two things I made for Christmas gifts...the first, below, is for a friend in Texas who has a place on the coast, where fishing is one of his main activities. This is supposed to be an American shad. It's about 20 inches long. I used a net onion bag for the scale texture. This is what I made for our son for their place near Paso Robles CA. It is made of seven bottomless cylinders, each 7" high. I suggested he put a bead of silicon seal between each one. The post is PVC pipe. I set it up in our back yard to take the picture.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
The specks are volcanic material from Alturas CA
Experimenting with handles: when I start making a mug, I first throw a loop which will be the handle. It was used whole on the yellow mug, and cut first on the center one. For the cup on the right, I threw a small column, and cut it off leaving a pad of clay to attach to a quite wet cup. I impressed a pattern to attach the pad.
More thrown loop handles. The glaze is Laguna's "Italian Straw". ..one of the few purchased glazes I have here.
This piece is about 8" wide, by 6" high.
13" wide...the blue glaze is a mixture of misc blues I had here.
Odds 'n ends...I mixed 2 iron reds together, and it's not very red. I should have cooled down a little slower for this one.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
This compote has a 2 inch long firing crack on the inside bottom. Must have had opposing tension where the foot attached. It's a keeper (that means I keep it instead of sell it)
The plate above had pink flowers. They burned away and only the outlining stayed.
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Thursday, October 05, 2006
This little vase is 8" high. It got an "Honorable Mention" in the Fall Show at the Cypress Gallery in Lompoc.
The yellow rose bowl is about 5" across. I combined a high rutile cone 10 glaze with a yellow cone 6-8 glaze and got nice vivid color. Will use this again. These are about 9 and a half inches in diameter, 5 and a half high.
The tray is 17" in length. It has thrown feet, about 1 " high.
Another in my favorite glaze, about 6" diam.
A little over 10" diameter, and about 6 inches high
About 10 diameter. ..and 6 high
Thursday, September 28, 2006
The low bowl is 12" in diameter.
I show two views of the jar, since the appearance changes a lot as the piece is rotated. The jar was thrown upside down- the "top" shaped into a square, and a slab added. Next day I refined the top and made the lid. Approximate height is 9". (It's not here for me to measure)
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Monday, August 07, 2006
Here is an 8" bowl with iron red glaze, cone 7 oxidation. Note the chatter marks.
This coffeepot and the one following will hold two quarts; the friend who ordered it said "Make it big!". This one is 8" high.
The height of this one is 9".The vase is 9" high.
These teacups were made to match a teapot someone bought last month. They have an iron red glaze-oxidation fired-cone 7.
Same glaze as the coffee pots- about 9" diam.
Monday, May 29, 2006
Here is a 10" baking dish. The blue color didn't photograph accurately at all- it's really a colder blue...same with the 13" bowl below.
This 15" platter had Mason blackberry brushwork on the flowers...all gone, too hot. Good thing I outlined with cobalt.
Again, this blue photographed more "electric" than it really is. I can send a color-corrected version if anyone asks.
This platter is about 14" across. Everything got soft and subltle at this temperature.
You can see chatter marks on the interior of this bowl. I don't normally do any trimming on interiors, but did this for the textured effect.