It is always such a nerve-racking feeling opening the kiln after a glaze fire. You never know what you will get. It is always a surprise. Today there were some broken pieces and some pieces that were stuck to my kiln shelf but many others that survived. I was happy. I am urchin obsessed and coral obsessed. Many pieces are wheel thrown and then I add sculptural handbuilt elements to the pieces and others are completely handbuilt. These are fired to cone 5 and created with stoneware clay.
I love this grouping of 3 urchin styles.
Together they form a unified look.
The spiky urchin has a glossy white glaze. It was wheelthrown and then I added spikey tendrils. The center urchin has a matte antique turquoise glaze finish. (My favorite). Wheel thrown and sculpted spikes added in the leather hard stage. The third urchin to the right is a hand built urchin stained and clear glazed.
The top left vessel is perfect for a large candle. It was inspired by the aqua blue water of the caribbean and barnacle shells I often find along the beaches here. The top right trio of handbuilt vases feature coral reliefs. I love to make molds from the textures that I find on my beachcombing travels. These feature various glazes. The starfish vase is wheel thrown and then I added the starfish element in the leather hard stage. It has a beautiful green glaze that is very soft and earthy. The trio of vases on the bottom right are all wheel thrown and glazed in white.Inquiries are welcome. I am a beginner potter so these are a little imperfect but I really like a little bit of imperfection. Makes it truly special and the effects are one-of-a-kind.