I got a few pottery pieces back yesterday. The two vessels in the back were coil pots I created. Their finishes are not perfect. I couldn’t sell them or anything, but I do love their hand-made one-of-a-kind uniqueness. Totally my speed. They shall become my pen/pencil organizers making for a very fun desk experience.
In other pottery news, I spent my entire session on the pottery wheel. I dare not say the words out loud, but it’s Christmas present time. All of these small vessels are going to be the bases of tea mugs I am going to make for a holiday pottery show.
I throw the bottoms on the wheel and then hand-build the tops out of slabs of clay. These are definitely my favorite thing I’ve created in pottery thus far. I use them everyday.
I also started painting my bottle tops. I’m sort of feeling like they are over-done. I might make my next batch of birds un-painted but simply dipped in glazes instead. I guess I have to try both ways before I can figure out which way I like best. Either way they are going to be a pleasure to have on my fireplace mantel.
I still have quite a bit that hasn’t made it out of the kiln. This means I shall have more to look forward to next pottery class!
Those bottle tops have a name. They are not finials, but something. What are they called (besides, bottle tops)?