Thursday, September 20, 2012

Swirl bowls

             I had Mr. Riverdragon take some pictures while I was trimming these so you could see me in action.

           And the product:

            You may have noticed that there are seven bowls in this picture even though only five people requested swirl bowls. It is easier to make extras of similar objects all at the same time than to make a few each of many different objects. Since I want to create enough work to continue selling, when I sit down to make a group of rewards that are similar, I'm making "extras." That way I can build up a bit of inventory.
            These bowls are ready to fire now. When the kiln comes, I'll bisque them and then glaze them. My first glaze firing is going to mostly contain test pieces, since I'm using all new glazes that I'm not used to, and I want to make sure that they behave as advertised. The second glaze firing will be packed with pots I made for you!


  1. What does the rest of your shirt say? "Meddle not in the affairs of dragons..."
    Nice to see you in your element! (well, without a viol, but that's okay)

  2. The shirt reads: "Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup." I'm rather fond of it.
    I have actually played a viol in the ceramics studio at Simon's Rock before, but I think generally viols just don't mix with clay. Wood + wet = sad viol = sad River!