This week my pottery class took place again! My tiny experimental pierced plate is finished and I think it looks fabulous!
I'm absolutely happy with it! It turned out much better than I expected. All the decoration is still visible, even the small dots. A lot of the piercings filled with glaze (I love the colour.) and they shine greenish now when the light falls through. I want to try something like that with a bigger item, I have to!
My cobblestone bowl went missing but as it was glazed later than the plate it most probably was still in the kiln two days ago, so I hope it shows up next week. The bowl I made two weeks ago dried meanwhile and is ready now for the first firing.
My lace vase was bisque fired already and glazed this time. I chose the same green that adorns my pierced plate.
In the picture you can see the vase before and after it was dipped into the glaze.
I made a bigger vase (Or a pot? A jar? Well, it's a vessel.) this week. I needed some help by my teacher to roll the clay flat with a rolling-pin, then I cut out a big rectangle and fitted this wobbly stubborn sheet around one of those round boxes (wrapped in an old newspaper, so it comes off the clay easily) you can see in the background of the photo. When I attached the bottom the whole thing got a bit wonky but I don't mind. After that followed the best part: impressing decorations. This is so much fun! I wish I could do this every day.