Monday, March 2, 2009

An Exercise in Simplicity

I had some extruded clay tubes left over from my last project "Family Ties" and decided to make some thing "simple."

This was the result - a sake bottle and 2 cups. It's high fired to Cone 10, so it's completely functional. I look at it more as a sculptural arrangement.

The "crumbs" are dried clay broken up and "glued" to the sides with paperclay slip.

Glaze was beaded white over a clear glaze. Clay body is Bmix and sand. White slip was applied to the greenware before bisque fire. Some tinges of mauve appeared on the beaded white glaze which was quite interesting. I don't know how it got there. Perhaps contaminant from other people's glazes since this was fired in a community kiln at the Irvine Fine Arts Center.

Bottle: 11"H, Cups: 3"H, 2.5" D

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