Archives for posts with tag: glaze

Miss Pixie’s is a well-established house of treasures on 14th St. NW in Washington, DC.  It’s impossible for me to walk through without seeing wonderful objects and furniture that bring memories or just please the eye or hand.  Even lovelier are the everyday ordinary things in multitudes, giving the satisfaction of plenty.CIMG2325This is a beautiful textured pitcher by the well-known potter Sandi Pierantozzi.  I had to have it.

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These are the right size for the proper amount of milk (one cup/225 ml) and sugar or honey to put out at one time.  I like the way the red and blue glazes melt together.

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I’ve been out of town, out of the country, out of creative juices, but now I’m back. [lds]

This is a vessel for tea or spirits, glazed in matte white with unglazed handle and spout.  The input access is a little small (so I wouldn’t stuff a teabag in there), but it pours well.

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This is a detail of the top surface.

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A blue/green pouring vessel.

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It’s blue if you pour left-handed, green if right-handed. It’s sometimes a mystery, but probably has to do with which way the winds were blowing in the hot kiln.

 

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A nine-inch blue bowl with “watershed” impression on edge.

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As an inaugural post for Watershed Clayworks, I choose a pot, a beautiful pot, that is not my own. I saw a piece like this one on the cover of Clay Times magazine, and fell in love.  The creator is Glenn Dair, of Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta. Communication through Facebook reveals him to be a clever fellow with words as well as clay.

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I see pots I love, but typically just see them and hold them, and imagine making one. I don’t buy. But I bought this one, one of just a few ever bought.

At my stand at the Petworth Community Market, while the pot was still a picture in my mind and a package in the mail, I chatted with the storyteller and life coach who happened to be stationed at the next booth about my needing this one.  She gave me a justification:  this pot will bring energy to my next pot, so the reverse energy of the trade will work for me.

The proportions are perfect, the three glazes are matte, mottled and shiny, one of each, in muted colors.  I tried to copy it (and will post that attempt later, when that pot finally appears from firing), but not realizing he threw it as one pot and shaped the legs from a larger form, I added three separately thrown cones for feet.