Friday, April 19, 2013


I have been working on a stoneware firing and decided to make a number of vases, tsubo and jars for my newest Oribe glaze to see how it looks on larger pots. In the group are a pair of trumpet vases, one with sprigged on and impressed devices as well as a few covered jars with impressed designs and some other forms. Illustrated is a thrown and altered vase, about 15" tall, made in two pieces, that was first thrown round and then paddled square. The neck and body were also slightly textured during the forming and I am hoping the texture stands out once the piece is glazed in the transparent Oribe. I am hoping to bisque the group of pots by the middle of next week and will, with a bit of luck, glaze up and fire as soon as possible when they come out of the kiln. I had wanted to try to make such a form for some time and the last day of throwing for this cycle proved to be the exact right time. One down, hundreds to go.

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