I brought home another box full of pottery from the studio last night. I tried some experiments with glazes — I’m not 100% thrilled with how they all turned out, but it’s all part of the learning process. I brought home a few bowls (one glazed in two different greens and a gray, and then two glazed in a floating/blue green with applications of other glazes — tawny brown on one, raspberry on the other — on top) and a mug/small bowl that work well as a set (glazed with an eggshell glaze, then dipped in tawny brown), plus a couple of carved pieces that are intended as gifts.
The owl bowl is a yarn bowl for my mom — a ball of yarn sits in the bowl, then the knitter threads the yarn through the slot. As you pull the end of the yarn, the ball will just spin inside the bowl instead of rolling out of your lap, off the couch, and across the floor. The branch, leaves and owl were painted with slip and covered with clear glaze and then covered with wax, then I dipped the rest of the bowl in a gray/blue glaze.
The snake/spider bowl is a gift. One of my daughter’s friends who is an avid creepy-crawly enthusiast is about to have a birthday and when I told him I like to make things for people and asked what I should make him for his birthday, he told me that I could make him some popcorn. This is his popcorn bowl — it features a wolf spider and an eyelash viper, two of his favorites. This one is painted in slip and then glazed clear — the sandy background color is the natural color of the clay showing through the clear.
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