A few more pots from the last firing-
I wanted a little more of the wood ash glaze feathering in this shallow bowl. I remember now that last time I used this combination I brushed a little clear glaze over the wood ash glaze to make it run a little more.
One of those learning experiences. While I was working on these utensil holders I started to think that I'd rather be doing this slip and stencil with tiles. I might like the one that's second from the left, but overall just don't think tree stencils worked well with this form. I think some of these will find customers with just the right kitchen for them, though.
I've come to appreciate succulents. Give them a good watering once a month and leave them alone. I made this planter so it would fit on one of my windowsills. It's a little under 4" square. I didn't bother with a drain plate because after thoroughly watering a plant I let it sit in a sink until its done dripping.
A little birdy. Haven't made any of these for a couple of years. This is wheel thrown with enough clay left at the bottom to pull a tail (ha). This is the black engobe by itself with no glaze. I like the pebbly surface of the unglazed engobe for nonfunctional things. The hole at the bottom is large enough for a dowel rod in case someone wants their bird hovering in the garden. One of these has been known to hang out in our garden. I would like to hand build some birds one of these days. I did this once before to make realistic looking birds.