Wednesday, 14 November 2012

...and more carving


-Before-


-After-


-Front Detail-


-Side Detail-

Friday, 7 September 2012

Thursday, 23 August 2012

In White...


Bowls and Plates






















- Decorative Bowls and Plates -
- Terracotta White -

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Bisque and Smoke Firing Results

...and after a while...
Terracotta



Hand made in coiling technique, burnished, bisque fired, waxed and decorated with leather and rope details

Playing with fire








Hand made in coiling technique, burnished, bisque fired, multi-smoke fired, waxed, and decorated with leather and willow branches

Monday, 5 March 2012

...never enough time for all those things that we WANT to do, and all everyday things that NEED to be done...
Products of those wanted moments, those precious moments...

TWO NEW COILED POTS INSPIRED WITH NATIVE AMERICAN ART AND CULTURE




-Three feathers pot-


-Hummingbird pot-

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Time for burnishing...


When motif is on, and when pot is in the semi-dry condition, next step in my pot creating process is burnishing!

This is my main burnishing tool...


This big stone is for bigger, clean areas and these smaller ones are for details and some delicate places on the pots surface.

...beside polished stones, I'm often for this purpose using plastic spoon with a flat back, soft plastic bag for a finishing shine etc...but some other smooth objects can be useful to.
I Usually repeat burnishing treatment few times on the whole pot, but there are cases when I treat just some parts of the pot that I want to put accent on, and make contrast with not burnished or relief areas.
In this case, I was burnishing all clean areas on the pots surface. The main motif, bandit silhouette is simple but requires shading. For that purpose, to make shadows and put accent on some motif details, instead of colors I was using contrast between  burnishing shine and sandpaper and toothpick scratches.
Annnnnd this is the result...