Saturday, June 26, 2010
Honestly this bowl was a text of a thick stonemware slip I mixed up. I usually use a white porcelain slip to add texture, draw, and carve on. But...why not stoneware? The result was nice and wanting some of these pieces to have a rich dark clay body rather then white this solved my problem.
This platter does stretch and test the boundaries of clay. A large piece of clay is thrown in a disk on the potter's wheel, finger marks are applied, and the it is cut off of the wheel head. I then stretch and toss the cylinder into a long oval and apply curves to the edges. The handles seem to complete the shape and serve in the function as well. A bold red glaze is then applied.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
It may be noticed that many of my pots support the idea of 'three' just as this cup does. The 3 piercings represent the 3 piercings that Jesus endured for us. Yes it is a bold statement, but I love the reminder of his great sacrifice. What's better then waking up in the morning and enjoying a cup of milk while being reminded of our savior's great love for us. The love that is more than we can understand and that can pull anyone through any event, time, or trouble. He endured all that we have been through so we do not have too. How great is our God?