Wednesday, July 31, 2013

             Teapot #19. Cobalt brush over antique white (I meant to do 
              glossy white) on speckled earthenware. Karen offered 
              to test the teapots for functionality, since I don't drink tea myself. 
              I'm going to take her up on that.

             I returned to Greenwich House yesterday to glaze the 
             4 pieces I made there. We'll see how they turn out. 
             The people at GH are really nice and helpful.

Monday, July 29, 2013

             2 roses.watercolor.7.28.13

Saturday, July 20, 2013

             Teapot #18. Floating blue on earthenware.

             Last weekend I attended a great workshop at Greenwich 
             House Pottery in NYC, presented by Deb Schwartzkopf. 
             ( Called "Set the Table," Deb showed 
             us how to alter wheel-thrown plates and cylinders into imaginative 
             configurations. In a slide show, she showed the animal and plant 
             shapes and colors that inspire her. She discussed how to think 
             about making sets — not necessarily perfectly matched sets 
             but pieces that relate to one another in creative ways, in shape 
             and glaze application. Deb said, "There are no rules, just the ones
             you make up in your head." I loved that.

             Teapot #17. Floating blue glaze on earthenware.

Friday, July 19, 2013

             Pale rose.watercolor.7.18.13

Thursday, July 11, 2013

             White rose.watercolor.7.11.13

Saturday, July 6, 2013

More roses

             Yellow roses.watercolor.7.4.13


             Teapot #16. A disaster: lid is stuck, glaze (an experiment: 
             all-over brushed-on cobalt wash over glossy white stoneware) 
             is terribly messy. Shape isn't bad but my lid knobs need 
             to be taller. It's hard to grip — something Peter Davis pointed    
             out. That's my hand-built dollhouse teapot in the background. 


             This is a birdbath I made several months ago. It could 
             use fancier wire hangers (and a level) but, in general, 
             I'm pleased with it. Now I'm just waiting for customers (birds). 
             Floating blue on earthenware.

More teapots

             Teapot #14 (top), celadon glaze on white stoneware. I like it.
             Teapot #15 (below: two views), all-over black glaze, double dip 
             glossy white inside and lid. Ditto.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013



Tuesday, July 2, 2013


             Pale rose.watercolor.7.1.13