Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pip jug

Just realized I never posted a finished photo of this:


This is a terrible cell phone picture of something I'm working on. The pot has been built, but I'm still working on the decorative aspects of it. The above image is part of what I've done so far. Here's what the piece looks like:

Front view, and back view from an angle. In these pics the top isn't finished. Coils were just added but not smoothed.

And if it looks like a butt to you, well, I can't really say it isn't a butt. The base shape is based on an old pot I did my first year called "The Butt Pot." Coil building just really lends itself to organic forms!

I have more to say about a change I've made in my work recently, but it's 1 a.m. and I don't think now is the time to get into it. I'm going on vacation for a week, but when I get back, I'll finish this and another coil pot I've got going on, and write a bit about what I'm trying to do now.


(click to enlarge!)

Tile has been sent and recieved. Apelad posted some pics on his flickr.

The tile was finished with red iron oxide stain. The specks you see are particles in the clay body. Probably iron or something.