Pottery Ta-Da!

August 18, 2013 § 6 Comments

Out of the kiln flew the bird and the butterflies today…


Im very pleased with the dinner plate. And yahoo for the black glaze on the pitcher! I’m happy I put on four coats. The pansies are a bit lost…I should have outlined the petals, leaves and butterfly wings with a thin black line, but I was banking on the contrast of the fired colors themselves to pop and dazzle. Ah well. Nice curly-q butterfly feelers, though, eh? Love that etching tool. I have a new appreciation for ANY kind of decorated earthenware.

Thanks for the fun, Bainbridge HeArt & Soul – and BIMA too, for the invitation to participate.     – Pierr


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§ 6 Responses to Pottery Ta-Da!

  • christiok says:

    They are both exquisite, Pierr. I took a Pottery class in college (1977) and loved it 🙂 and know what you mean about how tricky firing glazes is. I am so impressed that this is a first or near first for you! Earthen Vessels.

    • pierrmorgan says:

      Thank you, Christi! In fifth grade I got to take a summer school art class at the UW. I made a thick slab clay house and was hopeful about the pink & orange glazes I’d used to decorate it. Alas, I did not understand that the orange glaze would fire white. ‘No one told me’ – I got the idea I was just supposed to know, to be ‘a real artist.’ So I made sure I asked lots of questions this time. Still, there were many surprises. Love it, “Earthen Vessels”. Mysteries and magic thereof. Here’s to the wedding – and your vessels of jam!!

  • Lynn says:

    Bet you want to do more. That plate is incredible. And yes you nailed it on the black glaze.
    We’re here in CA.. Just got back to M & D’s from doing the Acorrdion Festival in Catoti. Very fun event. Rick had a blast and I had another great show. I’m going to have to pinch myself soon. We’ll be home after the 6th………Love… Lynn

    • pierrmorgan says:

      Yahoo for your show! And, as it turns out, I’m making another birdie plate. Something mysterious about this one’s glaze/emboss effect to understand by seeing how a second one turns out. xo Pierr

  • These are exquisite, friend! Craft and art. Have fun with the new.

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