Gold Klinesville

I find that there is great variance within just one glaze so I’ll post groupings based on glaze treatment for the next few days.

Here you see pieces glazed with cone 6 Gold Klinesville.

Ironstone Box

Today is the day! If you are in Columbus, Ohio, I hope to see you at the Winter Flea at Strongwater, 400 West Rich Street, 43215, 12 – 5 pm.

1″ box finished with the Ironstone glaze on the outside and Sumiko’s white on the inside.

This is my new favorite! I find I gravitate to the smaller pieces with lovely understated flourishes.

Production Mode

Sometimes it’s helpful when trying to comprehend the amount of work going into forming these vessels for one to see the “underbelly” of the production beast.

Love-Bird Boxes

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The glaze found and settled in the crevasses of the texture on these love-bird boxes, hooray! There’s something really lovely about the surprise of ceramics, no matter how much you plan there is an addition of chance that can create happenings that can never be duplicated. I’ll be sure to try this textural approach on more pieces with different glazes as well.

I think these two boxes embody one of my very favorite quotes: “Consider everything an experiment.” -Sister Corita Kent

Itty Bitty Box All Glazed Up!

the smallest box I've made to date.

the smallest box I’ve made to date.

It’s just as precious as I’d hoped it would be, and I realize now that I need to share a photo of what the inside looks like too!

I was testing boundaries with this one, seeing how small I could make a “slab built” box.

This size is indeed quite small, but not so tiny that it would get lost in your hands. To that point, an important piece of (or experience for) the vessels I make is that it calls to the viewer/user to interact with it. I want someone to feel the weight of the piece, appreciate the laborious details and enjoy the action and surprise of opening one of these ceramic boxes.

I’ll post that inside shot soon, promise!