Tuesday, July 31, 2007

historic pots and planning




(pots by Gary Rith)
I just got these babies out of the kiln. The green stuff is, like the 400 year old originals, unglazed on the lower outside portion. This is not a usual practice nowadays, as you want to glaze the whole piece, but potters may have tried to save considerable time and trouble by not glazing the lower portion. OK, I can do as they did. I have in mind making a proper gallery of historically copied pieces by me and their documentation alongside.

5 comments:

cm said...

Kinda looks like they're wearing drapes.

greg said...

oh wow.. very nice pieces all; of them.
The borderware looks fabulous dude!

will the gallery be an etsy thing so you can sell them too?

Alan said...

I quite like that brown jug.

Susan as herself said...

OOOh--those golden brown pieces are luscious. I love when the glaze doesn't go all the way down---adds interest. I have a planter that has a celadon green crackle glaze that only goes 2/3 of the way down, and the bottom portion has been left completely natural. I love that planter.

And YES---do that historical perspective thing---VERY fascinating---would love to see it! I just love old pottery---especially if it looks like it's been "dug up." My mother used to say, "Susan loves stuff that loos dug up." Whatever.... :)

gr said...

Thanks, all,and the missus wants flower pots like that too.