Friday, October 30, 2009

Thanks M^6 Glazes

This rectangle was stained and glazed with glazes found in the book Mastering Cone Glazes, by John Hesselberth and Ron Roy. In the book there are many delightful glaze recipes. The one on this pot is a mixture of two blues, one light and the other of a medium value. It is a great book. I highly recommend it.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Simple elegance

This medium sized oval has a nice understated quality about it. In this photo the color is a bit greenish rather than yellow. I wanted to get some slight color variation by using a sporadic layering of white underglaze. This technique calls for more practice and experimentation to get what I want to achieve in the final result.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Soft rectangle treatment

This rectangle shows texture and stain and wabi sabi feet. It was fun to make and I am currently drying several more similar to this one. Its a bit tricky to make the round wall into a true rectangular shape so I made some special boards to help with the form alteration. I got the idea from another bonsai potter's website photos a couple of years ago. He is the true American master bonsai potter. Thank you Ron!

Check out this technique!