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.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I have access to an electric kiln. Until now, I've been firing my pieces at the local pottery store. This should save me time and money.
This is a look inside. In case that I do something wrong, I loaded it with a few pieces.
Monday, June 1, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
The idea for my wine bottle coaster came out of my experimentation with throwing one ceramic form within another. The goal was to create the inside different from the outside.
With this design, the inner form is a cylinder to hold the wine bottle while creating a nice architectural outer form.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
The inspiration for this vase came from classic Italian metal forms that I found on the internet. All the pieces had groves cut into the surfaces to add unity and interest. I've done the same with this piece by putting grooves below the lip and lower half of the vase body.
The foot on this vase was thrown apart from the body and later attached.