The following pottery was show at the Ayerton Arts Demo in May 2010.
I made a set of feastware for a lovely woman, Ann of Walton Woods. She particularly liked a sample piece of mine that she saw, and mentioned with great warmth the rim of warm, rustic brown caused by the running of Mottled Red under Celestial Blue. I took great pains to achieve that brown rim. As it turned out, though, I’d misunderstood her enthusiasm for that brown rim as an indication that she wanted it herself.
This is a set of feastware that I made for my own use in historical re-enactment. I say I made it, but it’s not entirely true. The cups with handles, I didn’t make. Someone else made them as test pieces, bisque-fired them, and decided she didn’t like them, so she put them on the “free to a good home” pile. I took the pieces and glazed them to go with my set. The glazes are Mottled Red all over, and Caramel for part of the rim and/or inside of each piece.
These pieces were completed in January 2010.
I started the following pieces in December of 2009, but they didn’t come out of the kiln until January 2010.
The following pottery, I made in 2009. It’s a very small collection, but then, I didn’t start until September. I also didn’t start out with a great idea of what I wanted. I’d grab a hunk of clay, not even weight it, and sit down at the wheel without a clue as to whether I wanted a cup or a bowl (and that’s all I knew how to make, so there you go). For “first efforts,” it’s good. I was proud of it, way beyond what it probably deserved. Still, it’s functional, and I’ve given it to people that I really like.
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