25 May 2009
14 May 2009
Last night was the last ceramics class until fall. I had two things to bring home. A spider tile:
I like it because I actually drew the spider, which is the limit of my drawing ability. And a sun:
Four of the rays had fallen off by the time it was bisque fired. So I glazed them separately, knowing I could glue them on later. And even though I used the same glaze on everything, as you can see, 3 of the rays turned out a totally different color. I guess they were in different spot in the kiln. In any case, I really like the the end result anyway, so it was a happy accident.
I plan to sign up again in the fall.
11 May 2009
07 May 2009
Haven't had any pottery things to show in a while, so here's an odd little collection of ceramics projects. First there's this happy little guy. I'd meant him as a wall hanging, and he has holes in his head for nails, but he actually turned out to be a good size and shape ro become a cheese plate. But maybe I'm the only one who'd like to eat cheese off a skull:
I was thinking knitting needle holder when I made this, though it could be a vase, too. I think it looks kinda like a tree stump:
Finally, I made a bowl I really like, but I can't seem to get a decent picture of it: