19 February 2012

Bookends

Jason and I have have been pretty pleased with our tile efforts so far and I hope to take the next step with them for this firing. I started playing with books as you may remember last fall....this is the next logical step. These first two photos are the originals that we will cast in plaster...they will be 8"x8" when finished and I imagine a fair bit of hand decorating will happen after each impression is made. I plan to make several different ones so that they won't get repetitious if using a bunch in a row.
Ready to make 2 1/2 lb. bread plates...3 dozen and one 12 lb. bowl.
I've been slowly finishing the big pots that I made last week. A lot of work for someone who doesn't think of himself as a decorator. I've been working on this decoration for some time...but now it has a name..."Barrel Stave"...for what I hope is obvious reasons.

I'm saving this beauty for Michael Kline to decorate when he and Ron visit!
Schl-i-i-p

sort of a Ray Finch homage...

15 comments:

Hollis Engley said...

Nice stuff, Daniel. Love the big ones.

Michael Kline said...

Thanks for the heads up! I'll be honored to collaborate with you on this fine jug!

John Bauman said...

Beautiful pots. I like your mix of style and whimsy.

cookingwithgas said...

Oh, lovely decorating on the big boys.

Kyle Carpenter said...

Great work!

gz said...

Inspiring images. Thankyou.

Off to do some work now!!

Hannah said...

Love the big pots Dan, especially teh wet slip pic, just delicious.

Joe Troncale said...

423Wow. Really beautiful pots and the decoration is really going to turn out supurbly, I am sure...
The bookends are cool. Did I understand that you are making those to make molds so that you can reproduce them? Really nice idea...

Ron said...

Hey, I like that barrel deco. Looking forward to seeing you soon. What are you saving for me?...clean laundry to hang out?

doug Fitch said...

Fabulous. Ha ha, Ron Philbeck

Pheasant Run Studio said...

I like the old format of your blog better!

FetishGhost said...

Love the forms... Love the surfaces and spriggs Dan.

A. Bear said...

Love the forms, textures, and the blog in general. Will be reading from now on.

Gar Lloyd said...
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Gareth Lloyd - Studio Potter said...

Fantastic work