Archives for category: lidded

jars at green

Just two covered jars drying in a sunny studio space at District Clay Center.

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A covered bowl with stylized leaf handle to grip. The Laura’s green glaze looks a little black when fired higher in the gas kiln. The inside is shiny red.

With a fish handle and piscatorial message of advice inside.

fish handle proverb 3Raw clay handle, otherwise glazed in blue-green outside and celadon inside. Handwritten script.

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One jar with two lids. Why? You want the finished piece to have the best elements in combination. If I made one lid, or one handle for a jar or mug, what are the chances that that one would fit or be proportional? Make an extra (or two, or three). In this case I just finished both lids, bear and bird.

The green pot and lid have Pinnell’s Red Orange inside.

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Close-up of signature chop.

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This covered jar/bowl is seven inches tall at the shoulders, standing on an eight-inch broad frozen sea.

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Detail of its precarious footing.

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Photos by me.

 

greenware

These pieces in greenware are ready for the bisque kiln.  They are a pouring bowl, a small lidded pitcher, a lidded jar, two ewers and a human hand.

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At this stage, all hope for the future of firing, glazing and firing again still prevails.

Photos by me at Districtclay in Washington, November 2014.

CIMG2322 This is a detail of the woven clay pattern.  I think when I first made a woven pot, I had not seen this trick before.  In fact, several experienced potters, teachers, have had to ask how I did it. I will show, but I will not tell.

The deep blue jar has a nicely fitting lid.

CIMG2323The inside of the jar and the lid are glazed in red.

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CIMG2006 crop Celadon covered jar with the the shadow of a fish.

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