The last of the red clay handle pots…

Next session I may switch to porcelain for a challenge.  Also, I want to start making these vases in smaller form (these below are currently over 15 inches tall, which is difficult for firing…)

Let’s go through the process together one more time, shall we?  All together now, we start with the rough pieces…

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Then we trim them…

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Then we fuse them together…

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Then we look through the handles we made the previous week…

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And we let our imaginations run wild…

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But now we do something new!  These pieces are not exactly the easiest to turn upside down to look for my signature, so I’ve made two signature stamps.  I pressed out a bunch of stamped signatures…

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And then had to decide where to put them.   First I tried on the front of the pieces, near the handles or near the base…

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But that didn’t seem right, so I removed them and then found the perfect spot… inside the upper rim!

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These will be glazed in the spring session for firing with the new oxidation kilns, so it remains to be seen what color palette I will be using.  Hope you enjoy!

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Published in: on March 19, 2009 at 5:50 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. You’ll be on Oprah soon enough! 🙂


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