Continuing on from the previous post, this is more of the recent finished items I hauled home. All items made from P570 white clay, unless otherwise noted. All bear my signature stamp somewhere on the piece, usually near the bottom :
The following are 3 tea bowls I made, so I could try out my rope textured paddle. All were glazed with Carbon Trap Shino.
first day of class, when I didn't want to get a wheel dirty in the remaining workshop time, and finished during our second day of class. I'm really pleased with the result, and hope to make more in future. It was formed by a combination of large coils, and smaller plugs which were stamped with my own handmade coil stamp. I was originally thinking to do something complicated, like stain it and then wipe off the stain for contrast, and only glaze the inside and rim and root... But fortunately my classmate, Rob, suggested I just use a glaze which shows off the texture, such as this Amber Celadon. I think the result is quite nice, the bowl has a good feel to it, and it certainly was a lot less time consuming. I think I gave it an extra dip on the rim and foot, which is why the Amber Celadon is a bit heavy on the top, and almost dripping down.
This is the end of the finished pieces so far. I have another 5 twisty pots which I didn't glaze yet (partly since I ran out of time, and partly since I wanted to see how these untwisty ones turned out first). I also have my carved pieces (the flower bowls and plates, and hole-punched sphere) which I am saving for the raku firing. Although I won't be able to raku fire them all, so will need to decide how to glaze and finish them all.
Stay tuned. I have photos from the first class, working with red stoneware, but am too tired to post now. So far they are all planters or additional pieces for more garden totems.