Monday, October 02, 2006

Glazed Bakegoods- Without Calories




Drumroll please. Kiln opens... and I'm happy,happy,happy. Doing the Dance of Happy. No creative before-and-after pics this time, just posting results. I'm especially enamored with the platter. It is going on the Inventory List as "Barely Fits". That's because I made, before I measured. If one has a kiln a certain size, one should only make pottery which fits into said kiln. Almost had a platter-sized serving of "Whoops".

7 comments:

vickie said...

Lovely pottery. Do you put a maker's mark or any kind of identifying mark on your pieces? I would love to see if KC area has any of your pieces.

Shaun said...

So far, I'm still in TX. I'm trying to get an established line that I can show to boutique owners. My mark is at present, Shaun with a cross/sword piercing downwards through the "U" part, with B-O-G and the date. My business' name is BoG Productions.(Breath of God) But I still have some learning in the firing end of my craft. See pic 10-03-06,so sad...instant pottery can mean instant mess.

vickie said...

Aww,I saw that. I know it's a bummer but s**t happens, in any profession. When we goof up here, we have to write corrections that run on PAGE 2 of the paper--telling the whole world we screwed up. You, if you want, can quietly move on without too many people knowing. Hope it doesn't hit you too hard in the pocket-book tho!

Nancy said...

I LIKE that froggy platter! And all the embellishments that you do. They don't take away from functionality, but they add a note of whimsy.

:o)

Nancy said...

How did you do the glaze on that gorgeous basket weave platter? It is like a turtle shell, sequeing into the basketweave at the bottoom.. and then you've continued the markings on the handle... and.........uh.

Can you tell I like it?

Shaun said...

Hi Nancy, I use antique tatted/crocheted doilies from second-hand shops. It doesn't ruin them, just stains them a bit. I love taking the past and making it fresh again. Someone's hands created the doily and its usefulness had passed away. Not so fast, pressed into clay, it still speaks of its maker. I often wonder about their lives- both doily and artist. The handle is a roulette that I made from another doily. The red is one glaze and the other colors are multi-layered on. The sunflower is a stamp from a napkin ring. Thank you for your kind words. Even after 10 years at clay I am still timid, at times, about my talent level. And I read your profile and know you are a teacher- please, please forgive my punctuation. ;)

vickie said...

Wow, i think that is so awesome the things you use to make your pottery. Never would have imagined. That makes you ever so much more creative than many potters, I think. Absolutley cool!