|Midrange clay body with glazes from some of my favs: Bright sky blue, |
Panicoli's Pale Blue Matt and Panicoli's Fake Ash to name a few.
Been back at it. This last round of pots gave me some unexpected extra room in my small 40+year old electric kiln for a few small accents. The photo above is from the commissioned set of 24 accents that I made for a retailer in the northeast. After looking at my kiln shelves before the bisque firing I noticed that I could get in a few fun extra kusamono and accent planters. The dark brown clay I chose has a bit of iron and manganese in it. The clay really helps pop out a bit of extra contrast from under the glaze.
Here are some of those funky kiln space fillers:
|The cracks are intentional, both on the rim and on the surface.|
These guys are really rugged and fun to make. I really enjoyed jigging with the texture.
Here are some smaller guys looking for a pinch of moss to brighten up a three point display. Perhaps a bright green color in the center could work nicely with the dark brown clay?
|Each little 'rosette' has a rounded cavity and drainage holes.|
In this next set I added a bit of height to the moss rosette idea. They will fit the same basic design purpose but perhaps with a different pot/tree style.
Personally, I enjoy the wabi sabi character of these guys. They are a joy to make; imagining them in finished, planted up in a three point display is were my creativity lingers....