Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Illustrated is an Oribe glazed kogo that I made as one of those spur of the moment ideas, an exercise in haste. It was thrown as a closed form, paddled square in form and "crinkle" faceted, then cut to create a top and bottom. Once bisque, it was glazed in a thinner coat of Oribe than usual so that the glaze would not run and glue the pieces together. Despite its thinness, the Oribe still managed to pool at the base of the top and bottom inside the furrows which run around the kogo. These exercises are meant to be all about spontaneity, directness and the least amount of thinking possible. I think this piece took less than 5 minutes to make.
"Though I am always in haste, I am never in a hurry." John Wesley (1703-1791)


  1. Great little piece! Love the way the glaze pooled in the cuts! Just wondering...did you add some kind of inner lip to keep the lid from sliding off?

  2. No inner lip. I made the cut at a severe angle downward so it fits well into the kogo and can not move around. The angle is steep, perhaps from 1 o'clock to 7 o'clock or there abouts.

  3. Ok, I got it. Great lookin box! Thanks for sharing it!