Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Illustrated is one of the two thrown and altered flower blocks that I made a while back in a sort of beat the clock moment. This vase was thickly slipped and combed and then glazed in my Oribe while the other piece was finished in the Ao+, both were both were slipped and glazed to accentuate the squared form by combing at an angle toward the line of the corners and to avoid them sticking to the kiln shelves they were fired on wads. The texture works well for these transparent and flowing glazes with the highpoints having a brightness to them and the lower areas creating various tones of color and deep rich pools of green. The forms, decoration and glazing were all pretty simple but the pieces have a certain degree of complexity to them and I am sure they look eminently more interesting with a nice floral arrangement in them.
"Like as waves make toward the pebbled shore, so do our minutes hasten to their end." Wm. Shakespeare