Monday, April 25, 2011

inspired by back creek pottery

Just the right shade of blue green. And the perfect touch of knobbly-ness. From Back Creek Pottery on etsy.

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Friday, April 22, 2011

inspired by clam lab

How perfect are these tea cups by Clam Lab?


Clearly, I have a soft spot for white and wonky edges.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

inspired by canvas

I like Canvas for it's clean, simple aesthetic and functional pieces made by hand. Pretty soft blues, matte white and glossy gray.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

inspired by getty villa

The Getty Villa is most famous for the well-preserved statues in its antiquities collection, but I found the glasswork the most inspiring. Can you believe this stuff has existed for over a thousand years??
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I love this Lotus Bud Beaker and the shimmery oily finish of the vase on top. I'm going to try this with clay, and I think the porcelain will give enough to get the lotus bud print. Or maybe get into some glass blowing?
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Also loving the leaf/sea urchin print on the blue vase up front. And the fishy!

Here's some pottery I liked.
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I'm not sure how the pattern is drawn on, but I'd like to try that too. Maybe draw it on with wax and dip the piece in glaze? Or paint underglaze while still green and scrape it off before the bisque fire?
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ruffled mini pot.
Clay: long beach blend
Glaze: autumn brown, eggshell

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Stacked pinch pots.
Clay: long beach blend
Glaze: eggshell, turquoise matte, celadon

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Plate geometry.
Clay: long beach blend
Glaze: white underglaze, light coat of eggshell
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