Thursday, July 19, 2007

bowl

 

 

 


This is a bowl I made earlier this summer, and it is the first time I have used the hi-fire reduction glazes in this studio. It is granny smith over a matte white, which you can see made the whole bowl sort of a greeny yellow. My camera isn't good enough to catch the streaks, but I am pleased with the shape, weight, volume of the bowl, and the look of the yummy reduction glazes. There is more depth to them rather than in a regular electric kiln. I haven't had much time for this class I am in now, but everytime I go, I sink back into the clay. I really need to do a better job of focusing on my style (and getting the focus right on the camera!) and taking the time to create. It is such healing, restoring, nurturing, growing, spiritual work for me, my hands deep in clay...
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2 comments:

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Do you really love working with clay? Doesn't it get into your finger nails? One time I was teaching a class of forty kids using clay - hand built dinosaurs with reddish clay - and oh dear the cleaner wasn't happy as there was bits of clay everywhere!
Looks a nice glaze.
w.

karlassi said...

Oh yes, I do LOVE clay. I don't mind clay in my hair, my fingernails, clothes....I just love it.