bottoms up?

threw some small jars at the end of last week and turned them on the weekend…small cactus pots or spoon jars… love using my BatMate (soft chamoix like material) to anchor the pot to the wheelhead just enough to get purchase with a turning tool…its only a light trimming needed! having broken my right femur in a fall in early January with resulting bionic woman type of metal rod inserted to hold it together, bottoms have been feauturing in my daily activities. Its tricky to sit in certain positions, and the wheel is especially interesting….so my description of throwing is ‘half arsed’… balancing on the edge of my stool makes it possible to work!!

 

alchemy ?

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glazing small fat jugs today, with my copper matt glaze which usually does nice  things with a variable dip of glaze…love the alchemy of glaze and clay, and importantly, fire!!!  this quite lovely soft colour as is, will, through fire,  become a dark matt copper colour….with, importantly, variations…giving the surface of the pot more energy! this is the addiction for me.

more landlines

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a favourite out of the kiln last week…a landscape planter…felt a bit like gardening, putting in borders/lines (hedges?) and then allowing riotous growth between …love the  flow of watery cobalt oxide with different brushes, playing with patterns and elements of landscape. approx. 19cm h and 19cm w. porcelain.