The following are some of the more unusual pots I made in 2018:
|Vase, height approx 10 inches|
|Vase, height approx 9 inches|
The two vases above were experiments which worked surprisingly well. I discovered that pre-fired pieces of broken clay can be pushed through the soft walls of the piece and that they stay firmly in place when fired. Even more remarkable that as the pieces dried, no cracks appeared around the inclusions, neither did they appear after firing to stoneware temperature, cone 6-8. Both these pieces were built up from thrown sections, hence their rather "wabi-sabi" profiles.
|Large, handbuilt vase, height 15 ins|
|Textured bottle vase, height approx 5 inches|
|Small bud vase|
|Small, carved vase|
|Textured vase, approx 6 ins height|
|Textured salt pig|
|Lidded jar, height approx 6 inches|
|Textured vase, height approx 6 inchews|
|Textured vase, height approx 3.5 inches|
|Pressed dish, approx 7 ins width|
This dish was made by pressing a slab of clay over a bisqued former. the edges of the clay were left deliberately irregular. Decoration was wax resist with black slip brushed on before a second bisque firing. A small foot was also added at the leather hard stage which just gives the form a bit of a lift and stability.
I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my work, thanks for your visit!
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