Saturday, August 11, 2012
The Greatest Great Blue Heron
I started this platter a millineum ago. It was built up from a slab of speckled brown clay. The Great Blue Heron was hand made and built up on the platter separately. I used every blue glaze we had in our pottery glaze library, from floating blue, asheville eve and castille blue. Then I waited and waited and waited and waited to have it high fired. The large kiln at the studio broke down, and it would not fit in the smaller kilns. Finally, the kiln is now working. But I think I like this piece more than any I have made, mostly because I had to wait and wait and wait and wait!
Garden and Yoga Pendants
This was a fun project. I purchased several flower stamps then rolled out some porcelain clay and stamped away. I then used a cookie cutter to make them round. I used several different glazes.
I think they look pretty nice, but a little too tedious for me. I am not the best jewelry maker....
How about those muslin bags with my pottery stamp on it?
This planter was an experiment in building technique. Built from a slab of speckled brown clay, and adorned with a bird of paradise leaf.
Did you notice the slithering snake around the rim? I know, tricky, huh?
I kinda like the way it came out, I'm going to plant something in it and put it in my kitchen window!
Friday, August 10, 2012
Again, these basic plates were built from slab, with recycled clay.
I utilized one of my fellow potter's original stamps, and my MermaidenClayArt stamp to adorn them with decoration. I love how rustic they turned out!
And they look just like my fellow potter Vicki's plates!
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Maine Lobsta Boat hand built by the Mermaid
Maine Lobsta Boat hand built by Jen Buck
This is a serious project that Jen Buck and I had been talking about for quite a long while. Finally, during one of our Saturday studios, we collaborated on these two boats. We could not be happier about the outcome. These were slab built from a speckled brown clay body. After bisque firing, we used underglazes to give them the rustic look, and then poured on a clear overglaze. They were then high fired. Notice that the top is removable so that you can store Maine lobster dip in there, and then fill the deck with your favorite dipping cracker. Also note, the lobster trap were made separately by hand. Love them.