Saturday, October 12, 2013

pumpkins for sale

I unloaded a patch of pumpkins from the kiln yesterday.  Some were taken to the farmer's market this morning and some were placed in Riverside Artists Gallery this afternoon.  Here's a look at some of the new crop:
 This picture was taken at the gallery

 This is my display at the farmer's market.  The market is temporarily housed for the cold weather months in the Fair Board Building and this was my first time in the building. 

I should have taken the tags off for these pictures as they are a little distracting.  The tags describe some of the process that goes into making the pumpkins.  In past years people have asked me if they are molded so I want to make clear that each one is wheel-thrown and altered.  Plus, I do not want them to look assembly line- I purposely vary the shapes.


  1. I love the twisty stalks and the way the green glaze on them moves enough to pull thin over the details and pool thicker in the dips. I imagine that a pumpkin would be a lovely form for throwing on the wheel. People..... I still have to explain to some people that the glaze has to be heated to high temperature, I think it is assumed that glaze is just some sort of acrylic varnish! It is a joy to be able to help people understand the process though, as the world around them suddenly becomes more fascinating and interesting for them!

    1. I enjoy the twisty stalks too and that green glaze is a winner on texture.
      I have gotten the same paint comments. Sometimes I compare glaze to lava that has cooled to igneous rock in trying to explain the process because when I start talking about glaze ingredients I tend to lose the person's attention five seconds in.

    2. Good idea with the lava analogy. Something that has oozed out of a volcano does add some excitement and drama! I will try that approach on the next people that know nothing about glazes needing to be hot! P


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