Wednesday, May 14, 2008
making groovy pots
(pots by Gary Rith)
When I was in college, Stanley, my ceramics prof, talked about pots and whether they were precious blah blah blah. But I like precious pottery, not big and muscular pottery. He made cute little pots and animals himself, so his work was precious too.
So, this teapot had a hollow hoop made seperately and I cut part for the spout and the rest became the handle. This is a tremendously fun idea, and I am going to do it more often. The lower pic shows two neo-classical sugar bowls. Sure, precious.
In other news, I am planning on doing a glaze commando raid, ninja style. I'll report back if I successfully snatched a glaze sample.