December 4, 2010

Rooster Mug and Child’s Rabbit Bowl–Quick Sgraffito

I made this Rooster mug in an attempt to offer some easily affordable sgraffito pottery. This design was not as time consuming as my other more detailed work, therefore the average person can afford these. It was also fun work so I know I’ll be making a lot more with different designs. This mug was thrown and altered. I manipulated the body after throwing on the potter’s wheel to give it a sort of crumpled look. This one holds a little over 1 1/4 cups.


This children’s bowl with a cute little bunny and sun design is another example of a quick sgraffito design.

Stoneware Pottery–Curved Trays with Slip Trailed Fish Design

These curved tray type dishes have a free form slip trailed fish. This whimsical design would look great in a bathroom, bedroom or kitchen for placing bars of soap, sponges or for placing jewelry or keys. They can also merely be viewed as a decorative piece in the living room. The two above measure about 7 1/2” x 6.
The tray below is listed as a platter due to it’s size.
It measures about 10.5" x 5.75.

December 3, 2010

Mixed Stoneware Oil Bottles or Bud Vases

        To purchase these bottles click here.

Here are some new stoneware bottles made using satin glazes. The tall bottles I call "cylinder bottles" since they are tall and straight sided. They are versitile and can be fitted with a spout to be used as an oil bottle. (I include the spout upon request.) They can also be used as a vase and look great holding either a single flower or a few.

The bottle on the far right is an oil bottle that is made with several thrown parts. The cylinder bottles are hand built and made from several parts which are extruded, slabbed and thrown. After I complete each part they are carefully joined together to form the bottle that you see.

I also have a wide assortment of Sgraffito and Botanical Imprinted bottles available on the "Bottles" page of my website that can be fitted with a spout. Included is a swamp scene with egret and two abstract florals. See the link below.

December 2, 2010

White Sgraffito Design on Dark Clay - Example of side view.

I started making sgraffito pottery using white over dark clay. I only show one frontal view on my website of each piece to save time and space but each piece really has a diminsion that can't be reveiled in one photo. Therefore I am showcasing one of my pots and giving two side views to give an idea of the artwork that can wrap around the side of the piece. I do offer to send more photos of any pottery to whoever is interested in purchasing a certain piece from my website. You only need to email a request with the item number.

After testing several glazes I came upon this one and I'm very pleased with the results. I have several new pieces listed on my website now. This glaze gives a nice toasty appearance across the whole piece and really brings out the darker clay with sort of a reddish tint. I also have listed some that have a clear glossy glaze and those are more of a pure white.

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December 1, 2010

Two Pottery Angels Now Available

These are two pottery angels that I recently completed. One is a Powder Blue glaze with a patina and the other is made with a dark clay and glaze also with a patina. The process in which I make them is described on my website.