Pottery Log

Cylinder 3

2023-01-26
5
1-Just thrown
Thrown on a bat

Planter plate

2023-01-18
5
3-Waiting for first fire
Glaze to match the planter (PG over BB)
Waiting in my cubby to dry for bisque (not on the shelf yet).

Fiery carved mug

2022-12-30
5
2-In decoration process
Very thick layers of slip paint: yellow, orange, red, black. Then carve .. fire and hebrew words "the bush was not consumed". Currently waiting to dry on my clay shelf in the studio, under plastic.

Mountains mug

2022-12-30
5
3-Waiting for first fire
Carved into black slip coat.

Planter

2023-01-05
5
5-Waiting for last fire
Scratch decoration on the outside. Glazed with Patsy's Green over Bluebird
It has a very large hole in the bottom because as I was trimming it, I cut out the bottom!

Bishvilli cup

2022-12-30
5
5-Waiting for last fire
Carving with black slip filler. Glaze: penguin black inside; clear outside.
scratch in letters. then put black slip in the scratches and let it dry. then remove the extra (mishima technique?).

Medium sized serving bowl

2022-12-28
5
5-Waiting for last fire
Icon slip outside. Blue Heron over all.
Iron slip on the outside. I then plan to glaze the whole thing with buttercream or blue or purple.

Goats cup

2022-11-16
5
Complete
Brown slip paint, sgrafitto; glaed with Buttercream (inside and handle)
The slip, which I put on in many layers, came out really well. The sgrafitto is pretty successful, too, especially given the tool I was using (and that the cup was bone dry at the time). The glaze was really disappointing. Once again, the buttercream (inside and handle) barely shows at all. I made this for Amy Ariel, though she doesn't know it.

Pink birds bowl

2022-11-30
9
Complete
Red and green slip paint, some sgrafitto, plain glaze
The shape of this bowl is very nice, but it's a little heavy. The center of the very bottom of the bowl is quite thin. I do not like how the red, pink, and natural clay color look together. I give the decorating on this bowl a C-.

Black mountains pitcher

2022-11-30
2
Complete
Black slip paint, sgrafitto, clear glaze, black glaze
The glaze didn't apply perfectly well, and there's some dust marring it. But I'm quite pleased with the carving.

Cream and blue plant-holder

2022-12-07
3
Complete
Glazed with Ashley's Best over Buttercream
Except for the one sideways drip, I love how this came out!

Ice-cream bowl

2022-11-16
5
Complete
Iron slip under blue heron glaze
Covered in a comprehensive layer of iron red slip, then scratched in a wave pattern. First fire, then dipped entirely in Blue Heron.

Very small blue bowl

2022-11-23
5
Complete
Glazed with Ashley's Best over Buttercream
The BC was very disappointing here, doing little more than adding a slight shine to the brown of the clay. I also poured some AB into the center, and tried to give it an uneven shape around the bottom of the bowl. It looks really nice in there and the AB over the BC on the outside is sparkly and looks great.

Small blue bowl

2022-11-16
4
Complete
Glazed with just Blue Heron (?)
The process photo seems to indicate that I glazed this with only BH, which is not what it looks like. The inside is brown, and the outside has some neat layering-effect, it looks like.

Two-color mug

2022-11-16
7
Complete
Glazed with Ashley's Best over Buttercream
The buttercream in this case came out disappointingly thin. Not the effect I was hoping for. Also, I tried to glaze just the handle with AB, but accidentally got a bunch on the side of the mug as well. At first, I was very disappointed in how the glaze came out, but it's kinda growing on me.

Small pot with two handles

2022-11-03
4
Complete
Glaze: Patsy's Green over Ashley's Best
Glaze: AB over the whole pot, then PG added on top for just the outside.