Monday, 30 April 2018

Pots series 20 - Another teapot

This teapot is inspired from Jeremy Smoler's work. Tricky to do... one has to make a vase, put it at an angle at the leather-hard stage and turn it into a teapot. The spout and handle got damaged by a nearby exploding pot in the kiln, but here it is!

In the process - just before carving the opening 

See original spout and handle, before firing

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Pots series 19 - Less conventional shapes

Here are a couple of pots a bit more experimental in their shape - probably not to everyone's taste!

Monday, 16 April 2018

Simon's pottery

Simon had a go at throwing pots on the wheel and he did very well! Here are his pots.

1 x Lucie Rie Matt white, 1 x Matt black

1 x Matt transparent, small overlap with 1 x T-Red

1 x Shiny black, 1 to 2 coats of ?dry blue

Inside: Halla's Red, Outside: 1 x Shiny black 
Halla's Red, Shiny black

Sea Mist

Inside: matt transparent, Rim: Dark iron oxide, Outside: ?dry blue


Sunday, 8 April 2018

Pots series 18 - Soft curves

I like throwing soft curvy vases with a narrow neck, and I experimented with carving concentric circles or spirale while trimming them. It creates gouges that some glazes can enhance.

Light spirale, 1 x Honey

Deep spirale, with 1 x Green transparent

For this one, I carved concentric circles instead of a spirale,
which I find a lot more homogenous and evenly spaced.
Picture took before first firing.

1 x Honey (this glaze becomes slightly 'rusty' when thin)

I also lightly glazed the bottom! 

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Pots series 17 - Pastel bowls

I struggle to glaze bowls. I have trouble finding a glaze interesting enough to use alone inside and do not manage to make it uniform. This time, I used an assortment of five pastel colours: shiny pink, grey transparent, matt white, lavender and spotted green. I pour them in on a side, then out. I used either Lucie white (matt white) or lavender on the outside (lavender being a lot more forgiving and uniform).