Saturday, March 31, 2007

Last studio night for the winter session

Yesterday was the last studio night for the winter session. Time really flies, it seems like the session had only started a few weeks ago. We won't start back again until mid-April, I guess I should use this time to come up with more ideas.

Lately, I've been trying to use different techniques to decorate my pots. Last year, it was mostly the 3-colour collections. And after reading Robin Hopper's Making Marks, I came up with some more ideas. I'd tried them on a couple of my pots.

The flower pot was sliced with a serrated knife (I meant to use a cheese slicer, but I didn't have one). It's made from mid-porcelain clay and glazed with Randy's red.

The 2 small bowls were made out of mid-cal 0 clay and glazed with Randy's red and sponged on black glaze. Unfortunately, the black was probably too thin and doesn't really show.

Saturday, March 3, 2007


Out of the 3 major steps (throwing, trimming and glazing) of making a pot, I've concluded trimming takes the most time! I took whole 3 hours of studio time to trim 5 pots. No time to make anything new or glaze anything. Well, I just have to wait until next week then. Only 3 times left for this session, time just flies...

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