Tuesday, April 29, 2008

water



Tink's photo challenge this week is water and one. I have the water part. I asked the missus to snap a shot of me throwing, where you use quite a bit of water. This particular pot is special, which is why my hands are blue. Lemme explain. The missus wants very large flower pots, unglazed, and I thought I would make them white marbled with blue streaks. So I got blue all over. The finished monsters are in the lower shot, and the tiny fired pot in front shows approximately what they will look like when fired. I just noticed that my shirt matches this whole thing nicely....

18 comments:

kcinnova said...

Gorgeous pots, before & after firing! I bet your wife feels loved. :)

kcinnova said...

PS: I should point out that you have ONE pot on the wheel in the first pic, and ONE fired pot in the 2nd pic.
I think those complete your quota! ;)

Greg said...

oh WOW! I DO like that marbling!

CM said...

Again, you gotta admire that level of coordination.

Tink said...

The marbling is cool! Marbling. Marbling. Why does that word sound so funny?

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gr said...

sure, blue hands to match the blue shirt

Gordo said...

Wow .. Yet again, I am in awe.

Karen said...

I love those marbled blue pots. Gorgeous. But no surprise, from such a talented guy.

Fortune Cookies said...

nice pots! ooh, why does that sound so... dirty?

Daisy said...

...and blue to go with the water theme....

gr said...

talented?::blush::

John Bailey said...

Oh, I do love big pots! I know they're hard physical work but the result is astonishing cool. Please, can we see a post-firing pic, Gary? And, special for me, a close-up to show the surface?

John Bailey said...

Oh, I do love big pots! I know they're hard physical work but the result is astonishing cool. Please, can we see a post-firing pic, Gary? And, special for me, a close-up to show the surface?

Newt said...

Cool WWC - the marbling is very very cool!

Reb said...

Wow, those are beautiful pots! Very cool effect with the blue water.

Chatty said...

Those pots are gorgeous, and if the small pot is anything to go by, the finished pieces will be fantastic - that glaze looks lovely. You look very blue-tone and cool, too.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

What a lucky wife to be able to order such gorgeous pottery. I have watched a friend throwing pots and was amazed at the amount of water.