A Few More of my Older Pots

Here are a few more images of shino pots that are around our house.  You can see the W. Mackenzie influence in the finger wipes.

I think all of these have the Virgina Wirt Shino on them.  This bowl had some wood ash sprinkled on it just after it was glazed.  It's approx. 15" diameter.  It's gotten bumped at some point and has a crack in the rim.

This next jar is about 14" high.  Same glaze and wipe technique.  The bottom was thrown and slightly squared.  Then I added a coil at the shoulder and finished throwing the base. I like the change in direction I can get from that technique and from the line that forms there.

This next jar has some iron brushwork and Reeve's green dots. It's about 14" tall too.

These pots were all fired in my cone 10 propane kiln that I had for several years.  It was a car kiln and was so nice.  It was easy to load and fired like a dream.  I mostly used shinos, temmoku, and a couple matt glazes when I had that kiln.  I also experimented with copper red and had good results.  I'll see if I can dig up a few more pots to show here.

Here's a little sketch from my note book this morning.  Maybe these patterns will find their way onto some pots soon.

Thanks for checking in.


Video. How I Slip a Plate

Hope this helps some of you out there.  This technique could easily be used when glazing also.

Spinning the plate takes some practice.  You could practice with a bisque plate and water just to get the feel of the motion and the pouring.  Notice I don't move my pouring hand/cup.  Just the plate moves and the pour goes from the center of the plate (more or less)




The porch should be finished by the end of the week if not sooner.  I had a pretty productive weekend, mainly making bowls and mugs and such.   A few pots came out of the kiln.  Most of them had clothes line deco but I did have a few experiments like the bowl above.  I'm working out glazing ideas as I go.  This isn't my ideal solution, nor even my ideal palette.  I'm not quite sure how I'm going to approach this new imagery as far as glazing goes.



IMG_0083Hopefully I'll finish up two gallery orders this week and fire again over the weekend.