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And Still, Yet Another Face Pot

17 Nov

Bisque Face Pot

16 Nov

This one made it through a first firing, and is ready for glazing. I’ll use my new techniques.

Finished Pot

16 Nov

Some experiments with blue clear blue glaze and iron oxide powder are starting to pay off. These just came back from the kiln and I’m very pleased with the result. Now I’ve definitely got an idea of what my pottery style is going to be: luscious pools of pale aquamarine-tinted glass, shocking colors on the inside, rough ‘n ready oxides and stains on the outside.

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.

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.

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