Monday, March 27, 2017

Instant Antique

Years ago I stumbled upon an image of an antique pitcher -- it was a commercially cast piece from between 100-150 years ago.  I liked the proportions.  I liked that it was faceted -- adding a twist to the geometry of otherwise arcs and circles.  I liked where the handle was attached and how it appeared part of the whole rather than an afterthought.  It invited the hand.  And I liked the finished foot that rested easily and gently to the tabletop.

But what really drew me to this pitcher was the glaze that looked just like dark honey (almost molasses-like) dripped over the entire thing.  Every detail that could protrude itself above the viscous surface was honey-light.  And every crevasse and ridge captured the thickness in bold, deep sable color.

I found a glaze like that.  2017 is going to be a good glaze year.