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Tuesday, May 31, 2011


It's taken me all this time to get the courage to glaze and fire this piece. 
It's been sitting in a place of honor for a very long time and folks would come in and say:  "I can't wait to see this when it's finished."

But i was afraid that i'd make a mistake and ruin it.

Finally . . .
Here it is.  Glazed and fired.

                                                  It came out fine and i'm tickled pink with it.

Courage, tout le monde, le diable est mort

Two Faced Cup

I thought the glaze on this cup would come out a wee bit differently . . . shoulda known that the white striations would not sit atop the blue, but would rather blend in !
If you like blue -- it's a great cup!
Happy color striations days, foks . . .

Monday, May 30, 2011

Scandinavian Influence

While you're watching TV -- if -- you watch tv, instead of looking at the main characters or action taking place, do you observe the background in the scene?

I think sometimes we get so involved in the story, we ignore the setting . . . .

Anyhooo, in a lot of recent tv shows, the background has contained a lot of Scandinavian pottery ! Surprizing, yes ???

And i do believe this has subconscously influenced this pitcher.

Happy Scandinavian days, folks.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

And It Pours Well !

This was a fun pot to create.
And talk about character !!!

One can almost see bright starlight singing under a full moonlit sky
 and this wondrous light illuminating
all of earth's flowers
whitely and glowing with joy
in this wondrous summer night landscape.  

Or so the tale goes as this unique teapot tells me its story . . . .

Happy summer nights folks, filled with starlight and moonshine!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Pitcher With Attitude

What can i say?  It's a pretty pot.

Actually . . . that's about all i am going to say besides the fact that it's 8 inches tall and 6 inches wide.

Have a grand weekend folks

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Like Rabbits?

A perfect pot.  It has character and the glazes worked well
Except for one thing . . .
This is the first time ever that glaze clogged the spout !
Just in case it wasn't totally clogged, i filled the pitcher full of water and attempted to pour it into a cup.
And by golly -- it pours beautifully !  Right into the cup without a spilled drop.

Except for one thing . . .
It pours along the length of the spout -- not thru it.
Ah well . . . it's a perfectly functional pot; good design, nice glazes and it works, just not as you expect it to !
Happy Spouting days, folks

Monday, May 23, 2011

Almost There

Perhaps y'all remember, a couple of years back, when i posted the greenware version of my attempts to create a banjo . . . ?
Couldn't fire it then for it was bigger than my kiln, and tho i've had success firing the gas kiln, i was afraid to fire this in that.
Sooo . . . the new Skutt kiln is large enough and reliable enough to give me the courage to go ahead and fire this creation.

Am sooo close to finishing this real, live Banjo !!!  Just need to purchase the skin and the banjo strings
And then
We'll see
If there's music in it . . . .
Hope your days are full of music, folks