|Vase, approx. 16 inches tall|
I'm also experimenting with new, rougher textures on my pots, trying to create a more rock-like finish. I have always appreciated the interesting effects which sculptors achieve when they model using soft plaster and then pare down the surface, and the technique I've used here emulates that process to some extent.
The piece below piece was first thrown as a cylinder, squared off and then the bottom added later. The top section was coiled.
|Vase, approx. 10 inches tall|
If it makes it through the bisque, I'd ideally like to wood fire this piece close to the firebox. There is plenty of iron in the clay, so the melting ash from the fire would produce some lovely dark tones and Bizen-style effects.