I guess it’s about time to upload some pictures of pots from the last kiln load since the kiln is currently cooling with a fresh load of pots. All are Warm Brown Stoneware, wheel thrown and fired to cone 6 on June 23rd. The decal pots were put through the next bisque fire after the decals were applied.
About half a year ago I posted an image of some pottery that I was working on.Â I finally finished that batch of pots and shot some photos a few weeks ago.Â I literally had to dust off my photo booth since it had been so long since I photographed pottery.Â So I’ve been busy…Â Here’s what I came up with:
I’ve had a chance to spend a few hours in the clay studio over the past few weeks.Â I threw a set of simple plates for my wife.Â The only other set that I’ve thrown were part of my senior exhibit in college 7 years ago.Â I’ve thrown a plate or platter every once in a while, to remember how to do it or so I have a large flat area to do something fancy with glazes, so I think I’ve improved slightly since then.Â I’ll reserve judgement until after they are all glazed and fired to see how they hold up, and how they stack, and if I like the functionality of the set.Â I threw 9 total.Â They are all pretty similar in size but as I was trimming the bottom it was interesting to see the slight differences along the outside edges.Â I also tried a few root beer mugs (or beer steins, depending on your choice of beverage).Â I think I started with about two pounds of clay and added some thick handles with thumb rests.