Thursday, February 11, 2010

Coil building vases is something I've enjoyed since started pottery. I've also included a terra cotta face plaque that my son and I built too. Hope you enjoy. Comments welcome

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Flower Vase #2

My second attempt at hand-building a flower looking vase. This vase's pedals are more straight up compared to the first attempt at this style vase. The inside is also a darker red when compared to the first attempt vase. Approx. 8-9 inches tall and 4-5 inches wide. Water tight and dishwasher safe.

Basket Weave Platter

13x9 approx.
Basket Weave Platter
Hunter Green and Straw colors

A delicate basket weave patter with larger slabs of hunter green swirl patters. This was my first attempt and creating a platter using basket weaved clay. Having to work quickly so the clay does not dry-out was the biggest challenge.

Trying New Things....Pottery has been a long time since I've posted new art on this site. Here is why.....
I've started a fascination with clay and pottery. I've been hand-building pottery for a few years and never took it very serious. I mainly used pottery as a way to get the creative juices flowing in order to think about painting more clearly while doing my pottery. Well, several months ago, maybe a year ago, I found a pottery kiln for sale in a small local classifieds newspaper for only $50. I went to see it and sure enough bought it. It is the perfect little kiln for what I was making. I can fit several plates or bowls in a fire 4-5 pieces at a time. Perfect for me. So....I started dabbling in pottery a little more. Slowly the shelves around the house were getting full of random pottery pieces and then I also realized the bookshelves were becoming crowded with pottery books and magazines. Then, my Mom said she wanted to get me a pottery wheel. Now I started to really take my pottery art seriously....afterall, Mom got me a great wheel to start with and I already have he kiln. So.....Here are a few of my pottery pieces.
Don't worry....I still have my paint brushes too......