Saturday, March 31, 2012
This is a 10-12 ounce mug and it's a little taller than it looks from the photo.
The mug was made on the pottery wheel, and the design was freehanded using the sgrafitto technique (painting liquid clay on the pottery and scratching away that clay to reveal a design)
Just leave your name below and next Saturday, with the help of random.org, we'll draw a name, and I will publish the winner in a blog post next Saturday evening.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Meanwhile.. the firstborn here is getting quite a bit of attention from us- not that he looks like he wants to be- is he sticking his tongue out at me?
oh wait, no that must have been a mistake-he's too sweet for that!
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
Who doesn't just love a great book? I saw this book at the library and when I opened it, I knew it was going home with me for a spell! It's titled "Ceramics for Beginners". If you have every wanted to work with clay and want to get started making things without the wheel, this book will get you on your way. And while I agree it's great for beginners, I have to add there's likely something in there for many levels of potters.
There were other great ideas for making your own stamps, and doing applique on the pottery.
I love this next idea here too - they are showing how to make a bird using newspaper as the armature. The paper will burn out during the firing. I love this idea too!Hm, this would be a great way to make..... sheep!