Monday, December 18, 2006

batch # 2

These are my second batch of porcelain vessels. They are thrown on the wheel, then crudely shaped by hand while still wet, and lastly carved at a stage when the clay is between leather hard and bone dry (yani bayagi sert haldeyken). I have been working with the clear, tenmoku, black and spodumene school glazes. Each firing produces different results, which is exciting and frustrating at the same time. I plan to experiement with color later on. However, right now I enjoy the simplicity of the monotone glazes. Let me know what you think. Optum!

Sunday, December 10, 2006