Saturday, October 18, 2008

Last session firing I

This is one of my pots from the last firing of the previous class session. It is made of orangestone clay, stands nine inches tall, and was fired in cone 10 reduction. Unfortunately I didn't make any notes on the glazes I used, but the top glaze is yanagahara white and I believe the base glaze is temoku.

This was an experimental pot since I was extremely angry when I threw it. I won't go into the whole story, but I was two blocks away at the arena and decided to see if I could channel my anger into some creative outlet. It worked pretty well since I came to the studio, threw three pots with lids and cleaned everything up inside of two hours. The only problem with my anger driving the process was that I threw it a bit heavy.

I'll post more as I get them photographed.


doug fitch said...

Wow, that's a lovely and very interesting pot. You did well to turn anger into creativity, I find the two don't often go well together when throwing pots. Lots of fire on the next post, what a spectacle.

You're right about the photography thing. I have a friend who comes to photograph my work occasionally, I'll ask him to do a brief masterclass on my blog some time. I think I saw something on Emily Murphy's blog about taking pics of pots a long time ago. Good to see the 100 coming along so nicely
Best wishes

jbf said...

Thanks for the kind words.

We're American --bigger, better fire, eh? :^)

I'd be very interested in it if you post it. Thanks, I will check Emily's archives.

The 100 are not going fast enough to suit me. I still have to glaze them too. :^o

Best back at you.