Friday, August 3, 2012


Illustrated is a bowl, about as simple as I can make it, distilled down to an undulating form with three areas which have been pulled out, spout like, around the pot. This stoneware bowl was first bisque, then dipped in a bisque slip at the three points, creating the triangular void in the center of the piece and then glazed overall in a thin nuka ash glaze. The glaze is made with unwashed nuka ash and where the impurities collected in the bottom of the bowl there are spots of iron and what not about giving the piece a richer landscape. I realize that a lot of my pottery is anything but simple and every now and again it is rather satisfying to strip away the extras and work as simply and directly as possible. I think this bowl fits that category.

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