Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Going International

It's official...I've gone international!! Shipping these pots are going to France today.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Pelargonium carnosum

Received this plant a few years ago bareroot. To establish it I placed it in the six inch pot on the left with pure pumice, then the 6 was placed inside the 8 behind it to keep it from toppling over. I've looked at the plant for years and thought "how in the world am I going to stage that?"

A few months ago I made this pot and an experiment, it turned out ok but had nothing for it so I placed on the the shelf. This morning while looking around I saw the carnosum and took it over to the table thinking "what to do." As I was browsing through the pots I held up deep pots and it just didn't look right, then I saw this one at the bottom of the stack and thought it might work.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Unexpected surprise

Another commission pot that was supposed to shiny with some green variegation, instead it is has a stony matte finish. After it came out of the kiln I contacted the the customer and emailed a photo, she said she was happy with it. I delivered it last night and she loved the finish, now if I can recreate it....

12" wide planter

As far as I can guess...the only thing different was the clay. Since it was a last minute commission I used paperclay so it could be force died. Made it one day, bisque fired 36hrs later, glazed and fired it again in 48hr. This pot was complete in less than a week.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cone 6 ash glaze

Cone 6 ash glaze with an oxide wash over the top

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Cone 6 vs 10

Ash glaze fired to con 6 oxidation

then fired to cone 10

Tuesday, December 1, 2009