Monday, May 2, 2016


Illustrated is an cap jar that I made recently where I matched up a band of thick combed slip on the body and lid of the jar. Covered over in my Oribe style glaze, the white slip shines through the surface and creates both a tactile and visual texture that ties the piece together while focusing the attention on the belly of the pot and the contours of the lid. This downward view shows off the decoration and gives a sense of the vertical feel and the sturdiness of the pot as well. I am particularly fond of making lidded vessels and being able to match or harmonize lid and body is both a constant challenge and a rewarding pursuit.

A nice touch for a rainy Monday, BLACKBIRD by Julie Fowlis;

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