Thursday, August 12, 2010

A few pots from the last kiln


A small teapot of Mark's- good for two.

  We are working on how to get rid of this shadow-
A small jar of mine B-mix with carving and our green glaze.
another jar with feet.

Cheers!
M

13 comments:

Tracey Broome said...

Put a white card down there for reflection or you can wrap a board with aluminum foil. That should help the shadow. We only get to see three pieces?!

littlewrenpottery.co.uk said...

loving that green glaze it looks fab! really love the leaf shapes too.

cookingwithgas said...

thanks Tracey for the info!
That's all for now--
Thanks little wren!

Linda Starr said...

Oh all three are beautiful, love the attitude and color of the little jar at the bottom with the feet.

Kari Weaver Hopkins said...

In addition to bouncing the light, try additional filters on the overhead. Because the glaze is glossy it will pick up reflections of what you're wearing also.

These are nice pots!

Judy Shreve said...

Beautiful work -- love the footed jar.

Paul Gruner said...

Those are great pieces - I especially like the glazes on the teapot.

Are you talking about the shadow on the cloth directly under the pieces? If so, I don't think there's anything wrong with it. Without a slight shadow it would look like the piece was levitating - or cut out in photoshop.

Probably you mean the dark patch reflected in the middle of the celadon jar. You could hang a white sheet in front of the camera, with a hole cut out for the lens. Bit of a hassle, but it would definitely cure the reflection. You could even bounce a light off the sheet, if you want a little more soft light from the front. Just watch out for glare in the lens.

ang said...

oh yeh fully cute... diggin the teapt.. :))

Gary's third pottery blog said...

golly, gorgeous!!!!

Michael Mahan said...

Beautiful pots. And I'm going to chime in with my advice on the "shadow." I bought a polarizing filter for my camera, the kind that you rotate. It's fun to see the different reflections you can alter. Just a thought.

cookingwithgas said...

Hey-thanks for the info Mark and I can use all the help we can get!

Ron said...

Great pots and photos to boot. I bounce light using a white plastic lid to a rubbermaid container. You know, using what's at hand. Love the celedon with the carving.

deanandmartinpottery said...

It's wonderful when you have a great firing and everything goes well. The pots look happy decked out in their coats. Love the decoration keep it up!!