Having fun with some thick white slip to comb or swipe textures through. The oval vase is a collaboration - Will threw the piece and I finished it off with impressed textures and some layering of different slips. I'll be excited to see this one when it's fired!
February 24, 2012
February 23, 2012
Need a new pottery kiln and want a recommendation for a kiln builder? I have to include a plug here for my husband, Will Baker, an excellent potter himself. He also is quite the thorough kiln builder. For more information, visit his website or contact him at email@example.com
February 16, 2012
Small lunch plates, dessert plates, and platters. Oh the soft clay is begging to be thrown, if only there was enough room in the studio to make that many all at once! The carving is just as fun and here's my favorite printmaking carving tool. These plates are carved on the back because it's fun to leave surprises for people to enjoy on the back as well!
February 14, 2012
These hand carved bowls are only in the middle of their journey right now; they are wedged, thrown, squared, trimmed, carved, notched, and about to be slipped, bisque fired, glazed, and then wood fired!
Then they're off from my hands to yours, to the wonderful pottery lovers in the world.
February 12, 2012
The repetition in patterns everywhere intrigue me. Most of my carving patterns are hand carved with a linoleum block carving tool that I once used in a college printmaking course. This week I'm enjoying the ripple carved pot in the middle. Sometimes I find other interesting tools like shells, bark, and metal to create texture, as well as the simplest of tools, the wooden rib, for the fluted appearance on the far right cup.
February 7, 2012
I ended up making this fun dessert dish because I was making some prototypes for a new larger oval form. As I was adding all of the details, I couldn't help but dream of eating a banana split out of it! I'm definitely going to make more this size, as well as try out some larger versions too. A fun discovery!