Sunday, October 25, 2009

Spook-tacular Halloween Deals

In honor of Halloween, all of my theme based inventory is priced at $10.31. Normally the plates are $30.00 and the pumpkins are $15.00.

All of the plates are wheel thrown in Nara Porcelain. They were glazed with Carbon Trap Orange Shino. The witch and bats were created using a Silhuette die cut machine. The vinyl stickers were applied to the porcelain, the plate was sprayed with the glaze. The sticker was then removed and the Brilliant Black glaze was then carefully painted on. The plates are food & dishwasher safe.

Witch Plate #1
@10" in diameter

Witch Plate #2
@9" in diameter

Witch Plate #3
@10" in diameter

The pumpkins (below) were also wheel thrown with Nara Porcelain. Once the shape was closed, I was able to alter the shape, pressing in against the air bubble captured inside. Once the piece was leather hard, I increased the indentations by carving away at the clay.
They were also glazed with Carbon Trap Orange Shino; however, I was not happy with the way it turned out, so I spray painted them black and coated them with a black glitter glue from my Creative Souls toolkit.

Black Pumpkin #1
@ 6" in diameter

Black Pumpkin #2
@ 5" in diameter

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Plates, plates, plates

One plate.
Two plate.
Red plate.
Green plate.

Round plate.
Square plate.
Thrown plate.
Altered plate.

Full plate.
Empty plate.
Our plate.
Your plate.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tea Cups & Tea Pots

For the Fusion cups below, I took two different types of clay bodies (Black Mountain & Nara Porcelain) and combined them together to get the swirling effect. They are lightly glazed with Korean Blue Celedon, which if applied too heavily turns blue on the Black Mountain.
Fusion Cups
Tea Pots!
I had two tea pots in use during the tea party.

They are both glazed with a light green celedon.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

This is NOT your Grandmother's Tea Party

On Saturday, July 18, you are invited to a different type of tea party. This is not the Boston Tea Party or your grandmother's tea party! I have joined with 4 other potters and Amy's Patio Cafe in Altadena, CA to create a tea party experience.

What makes this tea party different is you get to pick out your own tea cup and then when the party is over, you get to take your tea cup with you.

This event is quickly filling up and space is limited (even with the two seatings), so if you are interested in attending, I recommend you reserve your seat. (
I look forward to seeing you there!

One of my two tea pots

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Beautiful Celadon Bowl

This beautiful celadon bowl has been both chattered and carved on the outside giving it a very organic look.

$10.00 Shipping & Handling

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Black Mountain Bowl w/ Porcelain Slip

This bowl is brown on the outside (the red tint is a reflection) and white on the inside. It is a larger piece - 8 1/2" in diameter and 4 1/2" tall.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Results of Surface Decoration Part II Class

I just finished my second Surface Decoration Class at Xiem Clay Center in Pasadena. Below are the results.

The Porcelain Star Fish box was colored with underglazes and colored pencils. It was low-fired.

The Black Mountain plate (below) was incised inlay. The lines are incised into the leather-hard clay and then the contrasting slip (almost liquid clay) is brushed into the lines and it is cleaned up with a metal scraper. It was bisque fired and then glazed with a very light coat of Korean Blue Celadon.

This Porcelain cup was glazed inside with Kie Ito and then the outside is a "cuerda seca" technique. The lines are drawn with an oil/manganese mix. Then the glazes are applied and the oil resists the color and burns away in the high-fire.

The Scottie was cut from a slab of clay that was a mixture of agate (two different clays mixed together to create patterns) and rolled inlay. Thin sheets of colored clay in a pattern on a soft slab of clay is rolled into the surface. The patterns distort slightly as it stretches under the rolling pin. It was bisque fired and then glazed with a light coat of Korean Blue Celadon.

On the bowl below a white low-fire (majolica) glaze was applied to the entire surface and then it was painted with underglazes. It was low-fired.

My final piece was done with a slip trail. While the Porcelain piece was leather hard, a thick Black Mountain slip was trailed on to create the pattern. It was then bisque fired and then the glaze was trailed in-between the lines and it was high fired.