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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Glazing over

(a shelf in our playroom)

Yesterday morning I glazed the rest of the pots I've made this term. Again a complex and multi-faceted business. Variations are endless and happy accidents as likely as carefully controlled predicatble outcomes.

It'll be next term before I get to see the results. I imagine I'll be more and less surprised than I think.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

More pots

These are the other three from the first batch. Experiments with underglaze decoration. I'm not sure that I like the middle one. It has a cartoonlike quality that should have been predictable.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Feats of clay

These are two of the first batch I've made. When I first saw them I realised I'd lost sight of the fact that everything I do to the clay is recorded in it or on it.

I had the last but one class for this term today. This was spent turning the bases of the last few pots I'd thrown. They'll be bisque fired during the week and I'll glaze them next week.