Here’s a new take on an old form. A little more elegant, and little more lyrical…perhaps. Just a little different. Sending this one over to my gallery on the Oregon coast, Touchstone Gallery. $75
I’m in the show West Coast Woodfire at the Chehalem Cultural Center June 21, through August 23, 2013. Pleased to be in such good company with some other wonderful potters.
Friday August 23 there is a woodfire conference being held in conjunction with the show, with a closing reception and festivities to follow.
The Chehalem Cultural Center was rescued from demolition, earthquake retrofitted and renovated into a beautiful public space for the arts. Renovation is ongoing, but it already houses lovely gallery and pottery studio spaces as well as other music, dance and media rooms. It is a model for a community coming together to get the funding to create a remarkable space dedicated to the arts. Well worth a visit.
These vessels are a new twist on some of my tried and true forms. The bright orange glaze comes from a helmer shino that really makes the sage green glaze stand out. While I get more control than if I’d woodfired these, the shino is still very picky about the amount of reduction it gets when I’m firing these, so still more to learn with it.
These cups were made to feel good in the hand, with little indentations and places for your fingers to fondle as you sip from them. Red wine or gin are my beverages of choice, but they’ll work well with any hot or cold drink you wish to sip.
They also make a nice cup for a bathroom counter or vase for a short stemmed bouquet.
Each cup holds about 6 oz.
3-3/4″ tall by 3″ diameter at the mouth.
This piece was started at a workshop I taught last spring. It was a request piece and I struggled to get it roughed out in a day but didn’t quite make it. People were patient with my trying to get the floppy sides dried enough to put together. (I didn’t use the naughty words I would’ve been using if alone in my studio.) Finished up the form later that day and then took several days to get it carved into the shape I wanted, tho it slumped a bit more in the firing into this shape. Used a multi-layered color scheme to go with it’s slightly off-beat shape.
12″ x 12″x 8″ – Sold
This piece completed for a show at Guardino Gallery, Portland in October 2012. I blame my friend Gale Everett for getting me interested in using wire and paper as an expressive means. After doing a workshop with her all I wanted to do was make vessels with which I could use this technique. So different than glazing chemistry and cooking.
The little pieces in the bottom are small porcelain wishbones. This piece is 16 x 16 x 6″ – $500.