Previously I have posted the first batch of 7 ceramics pieces from this Fall, where I have been just attending the drop-in open workshop, since my course was cancelled.
Here are the new ceramics pieces which I provided a sneak peek at yesterday. All are formed from Grey stoneware, and all (unless noted) bear my signature stamp.
The first is a set of three more sunflower leaf dishes:
first 4 finished dishes before these glazed dishes went into the kiln, and discovered that the thickness and opacity of the glaze had obscured more of the vein details from the leaf than I had hoped, so I had taken these off the shelf, and scrubbed off some of the glaze. I think that improved the outcome. Next year, if I make these again, I will probably use a green under/overglaze instead, and then a thin coat of Clear glaze. You'll see that in some of my small leaf items (#19 below).
Summer session (see the first photo in this post). I'd have to say the decoration turned out pretty disappointing for me, but the bowl has a nice feel and practical shape. The design of the pressed Japanese maple leaves (see bottom left), splattered in Green slip and sponged in Brown slip, has almost disappeared. The rim and back was finished in Matt Green, and the top in Celadon, which was poured over. The Celadon was too thick this time. I should have instead sprayed it in Clear or Celadon, and I'm sure the design would have come through more. But it was still mostly successful.
post on this stamps). Two of them (top right and bottom left) were finished in "Very Black Stain", which was wiped off with a sponge. The other two are finished in "Bob Kingsmill wash", which is a brownish colour. I don't know which one I like more. All turned out even better than I had hoped.
I still have quite a few more pieces to pick up, which I'll be sure to post soon.