Trying New Ideas

A potter stores away lots of ideas for a later date. Sometimes a "later date" comes around at last. Here are my trial efforts as they come up.
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glazes cone 6, including a SDSU crawl glaze

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In my never-ending search for my best Seder Plate design, this seems to be as close to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow as I've come. I made three! About 16" diameter.

In my never-ending search for my best Seder Plate design, this seems to be as close to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow as I've come. About diameter.

"Stems and Leaves" Small Ovals — Mimi Stadler Pottery- here is some brushwork on completed oval dishes thrown, stretched and "relaxed" into those bisque slump molds I made.

"Stems and Leaves" Small Ovals

"Stems and Leaves" Small Ovals — Mimi Stadler Pottery- here is some brushwork on completed oval dishes thrown, stretched and "relaxed" into those bisque slump molds I made.

Stoneware wall piece. Slab work, indented, underglazed and pierced.

Slab work, indented, underglazed and pierced.

Continuing with the small slab vessels, adding handles, and using leftover strips to weave another, similar dish. Same form, different feeling entirely. Added a bird to the rim.

Continuing with the small slab vessels, adding handles, and using leftover strips to weave another, similar dish. Same form, different feeling entirely. Added a bird to the rim.

I threw the bottomless rings on the potter's wheel, ovalized them, and bisque-fired them. They can be used repeatedly now. Then I threw flat plates (8 oz, 11 oz, & 3 lbs) on the wheel, stretched them oval a little on canvas, and slumped them into the oval bisqued rings. Voila! Nice freeform little bowls and serving plate.

I threw the bottomless rings on the potter's wheel, ovalized them, and bisque-fired them. They can be used repeatedly now. Then I threw flat plates (8 oz, 11 oz, & 3 lbs) on the wheel, stretched them oval a little on canvas, and slumped them into the oval bisqued rings. Voila! Nice freeform little bowls and serving plate.

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