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Monday, September 20, 2010
For a number of years, I have been working on table lamp designs. Recently, I decided to focus on making mini table lamps. Because of their small size they fit the portions of the shapes that I like to throw on wheel. With shade they are going to be between seven and 13th inches tall. Here are two examples:
Sunday, February 7, 2010
One of my biggest challenges is shooting high quality pictures of my work. The goal is to produce a visually pleasing picture that is an honest representation of the piece. With a new camera and help from a good friend and an excellent photographer, am getting better.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
For the last several months, I've been trying several commercial glazes. Since they come in pints, I'm unable to dip the pieces, so I've applied them by brush.
This is a light blue shino glaze. Shino glazes were first developed in Japan around 1600.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
For this vase, my design goal was to create a tall piece that was simple in shape and emotionally warm. To get the height, I added a pedestal and used groves to give it unity. By applying a thin layer of glazes with a brush, it allowed the clay body to show through giving the piece a nice warmth.