Sunday, October 9, 2011

watershed: tumblers

while at watershed this summer, i threw a few tumblers with the watershed clay body. memories of working with this clay while making my 2005 salad days plates came flooding back. there are little bits (sometimes big bits) of "magic" (aka rocks) in the terracotta. i quickly remembered why i press molded the 500 salad plates and did not throw them. after making these 6 cups, i switched to hand building.

the tumblers in the greenware state. the iron in the clay is green, but fires red.
the tumblers fired. i'll going to further investigate a darker color palette.

i love the orange-red color of the unglazed clay.
the bright orange specks are embedded glaze in the divots where i dug out the "magic" bits.

1 comment:

Jesse Lu said...

These are gorgeous, Meredith. Its amazing how well your designs transfer from a bright palette to a more natural one. I love it.