Pots Pots Pots

Here are a few pots from my backlog.

There are a lot of storage jars, cookie jars and various sorts of vases.  I am being experimental with the forms.

If you have any questions please ask.  .

This is perhaps one of my favourite pieces from all the firings


Still making big pots.

Very anxious because I know the summer is coming and as are the events I am supposed to be attending, so I have been trying to make as fast as I can and get the big pots done and out of the studio so then  I can work on some smaller pieces.  I still want to make some lamp bases but my drawings aren't getting me anywhere, I just feel like I am going in circles with my actual designs.

I have been firing the kiln like crazy so much to photograph and I know I should etsy but I always feel like for etsy I need a box that I can wrap the items in and keep them safe and separate, I need to get organised!  Trying to work on some networking and marketing  but I just keep deleting everything as I am not always happy with what I write.

I am using the coiling and throwing method this is a piece I did mainly on Tuesday and finished Wednesday morning, these big pieces take a while to dry in between layers, it is about 15minutes with my hot air gun, I would use a blow torch but it is very much against the tenancy agreement..

So here it is finished with a wavy neck, just love being loose with those bits and not being so obsessed with the really fine details of these, it is how I used to always make my work last year.  The storage jars are all made using a pot that I tried to make Wednesday afternoon but failed, wedged it all up into 2 and 3 kg blocks and threw the storage jars, still need lids for them all. it is 20inches tall and 18inch at the widest point.

As I was leaving on Wednesday I threw this base ready to make another one today.  Today has made me realise once again how new I am to all this as I kept making mistakes and have had to rebuild whole sections of this several times.  at one point this pot was 20 inch wide and tall and when I left it was 17 inch wide and 17 inch tall and completely unfinished, much like the first image.

I have been using the small table to roll coils on so it actually takes two coils per layer of this big pots once you get to a certain size.

A lot to do tomorrow, finish the pot make some lids and hopefully make a quick big one that isn't as wide.