Thursday, March 20, 2008

Not Much New

The bowl above was one of the first things that I threw. It's not very good but I thought I would post it anyway because I just got it out of the glaze firing this past class.
On Weds my teacher taught me how to make a pie plate. It takes about three pounds of clay. I did great for my first time. I flattened the clay just fine and I carefully brought the edges up. I then decided that I wanted to make a ruffled edge. I finished that and a bunch of us were looking at it and saying how nice it looked.
I accidentally hit the foot pedal and made it spin super fast and the whole thing flattened!
I covered my eyes and we all started laughing.
Oh well.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Chili Mugs

Above are four chili bowls/mugs that I made for a fund raiser at my school. It is to raise money for the Pottery Guild. It is a really cool idea. The potters in the guild make these pottery chili bowls and chili. Then they sell the chili and the people get to keep the bowl.
This year all of the people who participate get to go to a workshop hosted by Mark Hewitt. He is a well known potter, locally and nationwide. If you want to check out his stuff go to

Have a great day.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Split handle mug and green jar

This is a jar that was glazed in Spearmint first then dipped in Black. As I was dipping it in the Black it fell off of the tongs and was soaking in the glaze...oops. It made some cool patterns on the outside when I dropped it though.

Here is a split handle mug. It was first glazed in Black then glazed in Blue Hare Fur. Are you noticing a trend? It seems like everything I make is shade of green and blue.


Sunday, March 9, 2008

I didn't have pottery this week so I made the chef's apron that you see above. The total materials are 1 yard of light green, 1/2 yard of dark green and one roll of green thread. Total cost of the project was $8.00. It took me about two hours to make. I didn't have a pattern so I kinda just figured it out as I went along.


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Potion Bottles

Here are a couple of potion bottles that I got out of the kiln at class tonight. The one in the front is glazed with Eggshell White and then dipped in Black. I'm not sure how White and Black make green, but I like it. The one in the back is glazed in Randy Red then with a quick dip of Spearmint over the top. Tonight was the last class of the first session. I start the second session next Weds and my teacher says that she wants to work on pie plates and casserole dishes with me. That should be fun.