I was happy to pick up 20 more finished items today, and even happier to share the experience with my fellow "potter" and good friend Mariana :
Some of my favourite pieces started as mistakes or vessels which were not quite the shape I was hoping for, or satisfied with. This one started as a vessel with a wonky shape, which became a great piece for carving :
One of our classes focussed on making small whiskey or guinomi (sake) cups or mini tea bowls in the "wabi sabi" or natural, imperfect style. It was fun, to start with a well thrown form, and then intentionally push it out of shape. This post shows the pieces when first thrown. I am pretty pleased by the results, and would make these again, even if for the therapeutic value alone.
Pleased by the Ash Yellow glaze on one of my early guinomi cups (#7 in this post), I decided to make it some matching friends (Rose - The second arrangement of these bowls/cups is for your amusement) :
This is the large bowl :
I see from my notes that I have one last cup to pick up. So either it is in this next firing, or I didn't recognize it on the shelves. That happens often enough, which is one of the reasons why I keep detailed notes - and photos - of my pieces as they progress.