Friday, February 21, 2014


Illustrated is a thrown vase where I have paddled the body square to create 4 intersecting planes. Glazed in a slightly tweaked variant of Shaner's Yellow the wave length design was waxed off with a thin iron glaze brushed over to create medallions over each plane of the pot. I enjoy making pots like this, they are easy to throw and by the simple act of paddling, the geometry and feeling of the pot are changed, round is good but as predominantly a thrower, just round can get a bit monotonous at times. This process solves that problem and keeps me and clay on the same wave length.
"The man that will make such an execrable pun as that...will pick my pocket." John Dennis (1657-1734)

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