Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Today we (N and I) are making bowls for Empty Bowls. 
(You can read a little more about them here.)
The challenge wont be in making the bowls, but glazing them. I haven't found a low fire glaze that I like yet. Maybe it's time to get the mid range clay out again but I just don't want to give up yet.

These are the styles I've got so far,


and this,

and this,

(Sorry about the quality of the photographs, guess it's time to get the camera out again.)

I like them all, for various reasons, but, I'm just not sure it's what I want.
The top one is the most practical and I think I'll develop that more - and definitely use this technique for the empty bowls.
I love the second one as it really brings out my love of colour and weird flower designs - see this, and these.
The third is undecided. Not necessarily practical for everyday use but I do like it on my strange bottle thingies ... 

So, there. Perhaps I have resolved my glazing issues after all. 
At least for now.

Man! so much worry ....

tuesday notes:
warm and comfy with spencer and wally but need to get going now. a little low energy but know as soon as i open the studio door i will feel good. i like the quote on the empty bowls website, 'Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year but when you volunteer, you vote everyday about the kind of community you want to live in.'. i hadn't thought about it like that before but i wonder why i always feel as though i need a reason to do the things I believe in? 

it's going to be a good day ...


  1. Gorgeous pottery! I especially love the bowl in the second picture, with the branch of leaves trailing on it.

    Great quote on vollunteering too. Nothing like walking the walk, right?!

    Popping in from the EBT...