Sunday, April 28, 2013

Ceramics: Teapot

Clay: Soldate 60
Glaze: Temmoku and Val's Turquoise
This was the first assignment in my beginning ceramics class: a pinchpot that our instructor neglected to tell us at the beginning to form into a teapot.  It's functional and food safe.  I like the handle though not the shape at the spout.  However, this was a good project to see how high fire glazes turn out.  I dipped the bottom in Temmoku--and I love that brown and then filled the bowl and filled and dipped the outside in Val's Turquoise.  I love the combination of brown and blues and greens and even the rough textures where the glaze "crawled" or where the glaze beaded up and left bare spots of bisque.  It's all a learning process, and it's all good!

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