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
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.
“Ice Queen” was woodfired at Digger Mtn Anagama Kiln in the Oregon Coast Range. Decoration on this piece came from wood ash flying through the kiln over several days of stoking wood. One of my favorites out of the kiln. Its subtle ash markings are quiet and not as dramatic as I’d hoped, but seem to fit its gently twisting feminine form just perfectly.
13.5x 8x 6.5 inches
For Sale on my Etsy Page.
Light Sage/Blue Creamer
This small pitcher with sage blue/green glaze will be happy to sit on your table and pour cream, soy sauce or syrup. It was cut out from one piece of clay and fit together on the back seam. The spiral decoration on both sides serves as the handle grips, meaning there is no pesky handle to try and fit into the dishwasher.
Looks lovely as a small vase for short stem posies, too.
Food safe glaze of course.
5″ tall x 4″ x 3.5″
Purchase from my Etsy Site.
This porcelain cutie was fired at Hiroshi Ogawa’s woodfire kiln many moons ago but I’m just now really appreciating the subtle markings on it. A hint of pink shows in good light–marks made from copper fuming off other pots in the firing. Will be a nice windowsill vase for short stemmed blooms.
3.5″ tall – $35.
On sale now in my Etsy shop.
All the years I did the fairs I had much better luck with these at garden shows than art festivals. Was it because gardeners have more on their mind than skinny body images? Are gardeners more earthy and down with the idea that bountiful is beautiful?
In any event, a Garden Goddess will watch over the steady growth and well being of any flower bed in which she is placed. They are hollow with nowhere for freezing ice to collect, so can live outdoors year-round.
Stoneware with porcelain inlay. Custom order one of these $500-$650 depending on size. Please give me 6-8 weeks.
P.S. Once, a friend placed a container inside and used one for a huge centerpiece arrangement for a big dinner party. Wish I had a photo!