Beautiful! Love the swelling forms, the fat rims, the handles, but those surfaces are lush!Nice...
The decoration of these is awesome!
Fetishgost said it all; I'm drooling al over my keyboard...... gorgeous!!!!
Great design and texture! Is that just trailed slip made out of the same clay?
Thanks! You all are so kind.When I was young I went to a David Leach workshop. It was something he said that changed my pottery from then on. He said that he thought a good pot will seem to be more animated -- will come alive -- if it appears to have been inflated from within.When I heard him say that, things clicked in my mind. It was an insight into why I was more attracted to some shapes than to others. That animation. That "inflated" look.It was some time later that I started trying to achieve that look even in things (like bowls) that are only semi-spherical.The slip I use is just a simple stoneware slip, but it's not the same as my clay body. I use a slip that is:85% Gold Art15% OM45% Soda FeldsparIt only works on clay that still has moisture in it (not on bone dry clay)
have to chime in here to say the bowls are absolutely beautiful. i love that slip design, gorgeous!
Thanks to you too, Kim!
I shouldn't have posted my slip recipe without checking. I didn't remember it correctly. It's:Gold Art 8500 gramsFlint 1500 gramsSoda Feldspar 500 gramsOM4 2000 grams