wheel-thrown pottery

Posted on February 1st, 2015 by mountain girl  |  7 Comments »

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I have to confess, I have suffered quite a long absence from the clay studio.  Since I hurt my shoulder, wedging, rolling, and wheel throwing have been out of the question.  I’m almost ready to start again now (yippee!)  But for now, I thought I would post my first wheel-thrown pieces, fired early this year.

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I found wheel-throwing challenging but addictive.  I kept making pieces that were just about perfect, then they would collapse on the wheel and go flopping everywhere.

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I finally remedied that by making really small dishes.  I made this set of three shallow dishes to hold things we serve in small amounts, like taco accompaniments such as salsa, onions, and guacamole.

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The smallest one is as nearly perfect as I could get it, which isn’t very.  Still, I love its small, smooth glossiness.  I glazed it in tangerine first, then dipped half in jewel blue.

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This is the second dish, a little larger.  I dipped it in jewel blue, left a bit unglazed and dipped it first in tangerine, then opaque turquoise.

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It came out with an interesting matte finish in the tangerine/turqoise area.

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This is the third and largest.  When it was in the leather-hard stage, I had just trimmed it and loosened it from the wheel.  Cash sauntered over and pressed down hard on the pedal.  Needless to say, it went flying and a piece broke off it.

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I tried to repair it, and was able to adhere the piece back to the bowl, but that was about all.  I have to admit–I love it more because it’s partially Cash’s work of art.  He sure thought it was great when the wheel went spinning!

I glazed it in jewel blue on one half, tangerine and opaque turquoise on the other.  The lighter side has the same matte finish as the other dish.

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This is a little I’m-not-sure-what, glazed in tangerine.  When David saw it he liked it, so I gladly gave it to him.

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Remember the little cup I made for Cash, which he threw and broke?  Here is the replacement.  I’m not sure how long it will last, but at least I tried to fill the little void left by those last shards.

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Cash’s cup is a coil piece.  There is a small crack inside where I must have not joined the coils well enough, but it seems to hold liquid fine.  Truthfully, I have a feeling this tiny cup is short-lived anyway.  I glazed it in stellar blue.

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That’s it for now.  Thanks for viewing my latest clay creations!

7 Responses to “wheel-thrown pottery”

  1. Mom & Dad says on :

    Hi honeeee…very, very nice and I really like your color combos – Good job / Luv u/ mom

  2. mountain girl says on :

    Thanks, Mom! We can’t WAIT till you come visit…I’ll send you home with cake, doughnuts, pottery, goats, whatever you want. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  3. Mimi says on :

    They are all great looking…The jewel blue color is especially nice looking.

  4. Mom & Dad says on :

    Hi honeeeee…. We can hardly wait too but I don’t want to start counting yet cuz I need to count down for spring first, then summer then la da da da da ( dance of joy) 🙂 🙂 luv u/ mom

  5. mountain girl says on :

    Ok, but WE’RE counting! 😉

  6. Carie says on :

    Oh they’re beautiful! I love the colours, especially the deep blue

  7. Yanic says on :

    Beautiful work!

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