I’m so happy! I got my bowls back today.
Check out Post #274 – SLAB POTTERY NOTCH-CUT BOWLS for the how-to.
In the photos above, you can see the clay starts off gray. However, when fired, the clay color becomes a warm oatmeal. I just love it. They totally suit my style.
These bowls were hand-built using flat slabs of clay. I also used Pakistani wooden textile stamps to decorate the bowls.
I also got my little dip bowl back. This is the bowl I added a glass marble to the bottom of when it got fired. You can see the glass crackle in it. It’s a pretty little accent.
I spent most of my pottery session working on potential Christmas gifts for teachers and other people who I need to thank. I decided to make soap dishes that I will fill with local goat’s milk soap from one of our local farms. I used doilies and stamps to give them texture. Notice how they get draped over the back side of a bowl to give the soap dish its arch. I’m a little frustrated, my soap is making a mess resting on my sink. I’d sure like a few of these for myself!
The final part of my class was dedicated to under glazing last weeks pieces. This is the under-color. The traditional glazes will get added hopefully next week after these vessels have been bisque fired.
I was telling my instructor that pottery day has become my favorite day of the week. I just love working with my hands and physically manifesting something. It’s very tactile and invigorates my senses. Each week I go in with an idea of something I would like to try and then I get to figure out how to go about creating it.
Maybe it’s simply that I love learning. It feels so good to try something you’ve never tried before and slowly gain the skill.
Do you remember this? This was Day#22 of my creativity challenge. This is where I started and now I’m creating beautiful, useable things.
Day # 316 and I’m still enjoying this crazy journey!