I was happy to be able to pick up 3 more finished items today:
I was super pleased with this one, I think it may be my favourite "twisty pot" so far:
twisty pot was started back in February during my Pots and Tools course. It was formed from 2700 yellow clay, and decorated in turquoise and black slips. The inside is glazed in Amber Celadon, and it is sprayed Clear on the outside. I was worried at the time that some of those beautiful jagged edges would be sharp, but I read somewhere to smooth them with a damp sponge, I can't remember now whether this was at the greenware stage or bisqued stage, but it seemed to work. None of the edges are cutting sharp, they just have a very distinct texture. Here's some more angles on this beauty:
photo of the vase in progress.
tall lantern piece which was formed from an extruded piece of recycled clay. It is sprayed Sombright Green, which is not a food safe glaze, but is fine for pottery which will end up outdoors, as I have planned for this one. It ends up green where the glaze is thick, and brown where it is thin. As you can see in the earlier photo, I successfully managed to spray the roof so 2 sides are green, and 2 sides are brown. I tried also to spray lightly on the birds too, so their backs are brown. This will be a fun piece for the garden, I think.
I was worried that I may not make enough items for my 1' x 1' x 2' allocation in the soda firing in late July, so I've been saving up pieces which I think may get interesting results when soda fired. I think I'm pretty close to having enough, so there isn't too much pressure to make more in early July when Shadbolt re-opens:
As for items remaining to pick up, I have 2 totem pieces and the big floral lantern which haven't been fired yet, but hopefully will be ready this weekend. And the other twisty pot selected for another student display.