Saturday, August 31, 2013

             Teapots 26-29. Top is cobalt wash brushstrokes on glossy 
             white glaze on earthenware. The one below is also 
             earthenware with seaworld glaze. The one below that is also 
             seaworld glaze but on white stoneware. The bottom one is 
             floating blue over glossy white brushstrokes on earthenware. 
             The third one down is pretty small, but the others can hold 
             up to 2 cups.
             Teapot #25. Atlantic aqua glaze on earthenware.
             Unfortunately, the lid stuck, but Courtney warned me 
             that might happen. It's a new glaze she mixed that's 
             kinda runny. I like it though. I might try it again but fire 
             the lid separately. I like the shape too. The knob could use 

Monday, August 26, 2013

             Teapot #24. Seaworld glaze on earthenware. Unfortunately 
             the lid cracked. The lid was also fired separately (Nonna's 
             suggestion). It looks nice but the fit isn't snug — it's sliding
             around. Still — I like it.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

             Teapot #21.  Courtney's new cobalt glaze on earthenware. 
             Spout's too long, but otherwise . . .       
             Teapot #22. Black glaze with commercial white circles and 
             knob. The knob fell off in the bisque fire but I reattached it 
             with extra glaze under and around it. Drew said not to do 
             that though because, when firing, the glaze may slip, 
             like lava, taking the knob with it. It might be interesting to 
             see where it winds up though. 

             Teapot #23. I'm counting this one as part of the series 
             although I made it 2 years ago. It was my first teapot. 
             I learned how to make it in Juan Sanabria's class. 
             It still looks pretty good, or, not bad. I recently made the 
             teacups to go with another celadon teapot (#14). 
             They're too thick I think.
             White rose.watercolor.8.14.13

Thursday, August 15, 2013

             Teapot #20 with matching teacups. Seaworld on earthenware. 
             The top of the spout needs to be still higher to prevent 
             water/tea from spilling out when it is full inside (Karen's insight). 
             The teacups don't exactly match and one is way too thick 
             on the bottom. But besides all that, the top is glazed shut! 
             Nonna Hall, our pottery teacher, was very helpful about 
             how to avoid that: be careful of applying glaze to thick 
             near the waxed edges, but if it is too thick, feather (smooth 
             and thin) edges. Not to be totally negative, I do like the shape.


Monday, August 12, 2013

             Yellow rose.watercolor.8.8.13

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

             Yellow rose.watercolor.8.7.13