Wednesday, August 28, 2013


In keeping with the slip posts, illustrated is a teabowl out of my last firing, it is porcelain with a thick porcelain slip over it. The slip was applied with an old credit card that had been cut in half and the front gently rounded; not exceptionally original, but effective none the less. The pattern was first applied horizontally with three groups of three swipes made vertically at a slight diagonal. The glaze on the bowl is an amber ash glaze that has specks of debris locked into the surfaces adding another dimension to it. Given the credit card application, I think the surface has come out rather casual and with just the right amount of gesture, in hand, the raised slip adds another layer of interest to the bowl.
"Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes."  Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823-1911)

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