Illustrated are two lean and green citadel style vases with paddled textures and an Oribe glaze with iron accents. I had posted these two vases in a previous blog post and thought to show what the pieces came out like after the firing. I combined two of my favorite pottery making things on these pots; texture and Oribe and would like to think that the relationship they share works to full advantage with some iron going along for the ride. Both of these pots were fired on wads to keep them from sticking to the kiln shelves and I must say I am particularly surprised that given their vertical nature, the glaze did not run off the pots. I will never get used to things coming out just as I saw them in my head, nor will I start to make those assumptions and become an optimist but it is always a good day to unload the kiln when they do.
"An optimist is a man who has never had much experience." Don Marquis (1878-1937)