Friday, January 28, 2011

Just Off The Wheel

I've spent the last couple of days making some one quart casseroles. It all started when I was getting clay ready for a run of different pots and decided that this clay was too stiff for what I intended.

I think it's interesting that the stiffness of the clay can play such a role in the success of a piece. Clay that is too stiff for some pieces -- draining the life from them -- absolutely animates other pieces.

Because this clay was on the stiff side, I was able to push the roundness factor to the limit on many of these casserole bases -- adding tension as SO much of the pot suspends over the foot, and adding the look of being inflated from within. I like that. I like animated pots.

Last week's 2 quart casseroles are dry now. The one quart casseroles look a little disproportionate at this stage, not having shrunk yet. Here's some pairings. I love to display them in pairings. It's one of the joys of having been so intentional with my palette, and with decorating with texture.



  1. What can you say when hit with such beauty all at once! Love them all!
    I just want to come watch you work- fly on the wall- I can be very quiet....

  2. Lordy, I agree with Cooking...just beautiful forms and decoration. When can we all come over?!

  3. Hey, thanks for the kind words. Come on over! ...I'll put the coffee on and we'll talk pots.