Saturday, December 17, 2011

The shape of things to come

Mark has been working on some shapes for one of those new sticks in the fire...
Even after making pots for 30 years it takes some practice to duplicate a shape for someone else. These shapes are pretty simple, but simple is never as simple as one thinks.
It still takes some skill to hit the shape right on for the customer.




Ah- rebellion- I see a carved vase there..

It will be hard not to stamp or carve...that vase is just begging me to knock it about a bit.

Double dog dare me?
M

9 comments:

Tracey Broome said...

Less is more! I like the shapes a lot, just get some juicy glazes on them, they will be fine!

Hollis Engley said...

Nice to see new work still coming out of that studio. Happy holidays, guys. Thanks for continuing the blogging.

cookingwithgas said...

Hi you two- gosh to be in the same room with you both- things are shaping up over here. More to come about this later.

Patricia Griffin said...

Love those tall vases. Gonna be beauties! (I totally understand your impulse to carve!)

smartcat said...

NICE POTS ! I would have to be handcuffed to be kept from altering them!

Linda Starr said...

multiple glazes or firing changes can alter their appearance too, looking forward to whats up next.

Peter said...

Mmmmmm... pots in the raw!! Always so interesting to be able to compare one with another and to see what a slight difference in lift or droop of the middle, or the shoulders, or narrowing or thickening of the foot makes... and it is so subtle.
Can I ask what sort of height the tall vases are? It is often a little hard to tell from photos.

MH said...

Hey Peter - The tallest narrow vases were 17- 1/2".....

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