Tag Archives: ceramics

And Yet, Still Another Face Pot

11 Nov

One more face pot. Nothing fancy this time. I just wanted to finish it up quick so I can pursue some other ideas I have. Why not make a pot-like hollow cone, stuff it with tissue, flip it over and sculpt it into a figurine of some sort? I’ll give it a try after this.

And Still Yet, Another Face Pot

10 Nov

Actually, I posted this one when it was still wet and gray. It’s back from a second firing, and confirms my idea of using color on the inside. This was one of the first on which I used my primitive manual air-brush sprayer for the underglaze and glaze. It looks like some kind of drug paraphernalia, but you blow into it to generate the airstream, suction and a crude mist. And I stand UPWIND from now on.

And Yet, Another Face-Pot

21 Oct

Just couldn’t resist making one last face-pot before calling it a night.

When the Hurly-Burly’s Done

21 Oct

After a month-long perfect storm of dense tech-work, a harmonic convergence of the kind of freelance raining and pouring that can keep a translator busy from six a.m. to well past midnight, producing a warm, fuzzy feeling in the duodenum of the self-employed, it’s now time to … take a breath. Deadlines pass. Phones quiet down. The dust settles. And the face pots reassert themselves.

When the Hurly-Burly’s Done

21 Oct

After a month-long perfect storm of dense tech-work, a harmonic convergence of the kind of freelance raining and pouring that can keep a translator busy from six a.m. to well past midnight, producing a warm, fuzzy feeling in the duodenum of the self-employed, it’s now time to … take a breath. Deadlines pass. Phones quiet down. The dust settles. And the face pots reassert themselves.

And Still Yet Another Face Pot

23 Sep

I usually rough out the shape just with my fingertips and no tools. I have dozens of ingeniously designed and crafted little clay tools, most of which I will never, ever use. You can do 90% of sculpting with thumb and fingertips, which give a constant stream of feedback through the sense of touch. After the fingertip work, I usually add detail and do a lot of fussing around with tools. But this this time I left well enough alone.

Yet Another Face Pot

19 Sep

Here’s another face pot. This one had a very quick-‘n-EZ feel to it. More than just a labor-saving device, the potter’s wheel seems to open up a lot of new opportunities for finer craftsmanship before exhaustion sets in and I get antsy to move on to another project.

Today’s Face Pot

16 Sep

Another face pot. I’m trying to improve the flames, but am not satisfied with them yet.

New Face

13 Sep

A new face joins the growing ranks of the latest batch of wheel-thrown clay face pots I’ve taken to calling the Council of Arbiters.

Bisque-Fired Portrait Face

11 Sep

This face made it through the kiln one time. Now I’m going to have to resist over-glazing it for a second firing. Light touch. Light touch.

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