do you find yourself ever losing entire weeks? I meant to share these three pitchers before halloween, but between building a dalek costume (are you a "whovian?"), a clearing-out clutter yard sale (exhausting but gratifying), a riptide virus, and discovering I needed more clay (road trip to Nashville), I've lost track of keeping this updated.
So: three more pitchers!
From the left- #36, stoneware, nice fat body, thrown in two pieces- a round, globe-like bottom and then a trumpet-like top that I cut and apply to the bottom. It really is one of my favorite classic pitcher shapes. I decorated this, simply, with a honeycomb rubber stamp I carved and painted with cobalt oxide. Coated with clear glaze.
In the center, #37, following the shape of my new mugs, based on the shapes of my silver water pitchers. This is a smaller creamer, holding maybe 1.5 c. I was happy to use my speckled egg glaze again (I actually did a large batch of speckled egg pieces in preparation for the holidays, but more on that to come).
Right side, #38, more of a gravy-boat style, thrown, stretched out long, and then cut away for the spout. I decorated this with mishima in my cascading circles pattern, with cobalt oxide inlay. I really like it.
#39-42 are ready to fire, but have been on hold while I finish up the order for tart.
I really am so excited about that body of work and can't wait to see it put to use.
The holidays are shaping up to be quite busy. I am planning to host a small home sale the weekend of Nov 22-23, then I am participating in events in Memphis on Dec 1 (Tsunami's Holiday Artist Market) 6 (Overton Square's Sugarplum Shindig), and 8 (Memphis Brooks Museum's Holiday Artist Market). I will do my best to have a selection of goods online, but at this point, I make no promises that I fear I won't be able to keep. Stay tuned!