It's true. I really do make pots. See right up there in my banner it says 'maker of pots....' The truth is, I make pots quite often. You just don't see them very often. This little selection just came out of the kiln yesterday. Most of this kiln load will be headed off to the monthly art market. Some of them are destined for a trunk show where my seconds go. And some, sigh, will go straight to the bin. You probably recognize the Victorian lock pattern. It will be making it's debut in August on a series of square trays.
The thing I'm most excited about here is the pattern on the top of the vase. It's from a old wood batik stamp, either Indonesian or Indian. Like the Victorian lock, I've had this stamp for a long time. In fact it used to be 'decor.' But as with many things in our house, it's been pressed into service in the studio. Need a butter knife? Check the studio. I have a wondefully tolerant family.
What I'm not so excited about are most of the glazes I used. But there is a small kiln of tests going right now. Unfortunately, I won't be able to see the results for a week. We're off to Portland tomorrow to visit my long time friend, Susan, who I haven't seen in 10 years. I'm excited! And I know I'll be just a little sad to leave her behind in Portland. But that kiln load will be waiting for me as a bit of a surprise (hopefully not too much of a surprise).
Have a fantastic week!