First pots of the year

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Since there doesn't seem to be much activity in this section, I thought I'd post a few pots that I made, fresh out of the kiln.

The first one is 13" x 3". The glaze didn't turn out as expected, it was supposed to look like rusty iron.

The next one is 10" x 2". I think this glaze would look really cool over a dark clay.

The third one was mostly a glaze test, it is 7.5" x 1".

The last one was to test incorporating some sand for texture. It seems to have popped out of the clay, making it a bit prickly! Is it 6.5" x 1.5"

-Darrell
 

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Darrell, Thaks for posting these. The first one makes me want to put on one of those old viking horn hats, very Nordic. Second one I like nice finish, it doesn't appear to be a crackle, or is it? Third one is great, outstanding glaze. I personally would have like to see feet or it raised just a touch more. The fourth looks like a ton of grog was added, I'm glad it was a test ;). Well done, feel free to post more of your work.
 

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Nice Darrell,
How long have you been potting?

A Friend in bonsai
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Hi Tom,

Thanks for the comments!

Second one I like nice finish, it doesn't appear to be a crackle, or is it?
It is a "crawl" finish. In the spaces between the raised texture you can see the light clay underneath, I think it would look really good over a darker clay.

Third one is great, outstanding glaze. I personally would have like to see feet or it raised just a touch more.
Good thought, it would probably look better with more visible feet.

The fourth looks like a ton of grog was added, I'm glad it was a test ;). Well done, feel free to post more of your work.
I "painted" it with slip mixed with regular horticultural sand. But the slip shrank while the sand didn't :-(. I've done some more (not fired yet) where I'm mixing the sand in with the clay beforehand, and they are coming out more like what I want. Just a bit more work!

-Darrell
 

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The last one could be interesting as a slab. Real earthy and natural looking finish.
 

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That one gets my vote, too!
I guess I am lucky that Darrell lives just across the river, as I got dibs on that pot! I have only seen a couple of Darrell's pots, but from what I have seen he is on his way to being a great pot builder. I do have a pot on order from Darrell that should be fired soon, and I hope he posts it for all to see (it will match up with an unusual lodgepole pine that I collected this fall and will work with Mike Hagedorn in the coming years). I hope that the pot on order and pot #3 above are the first of many pots I purchase from Darrell.
 

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I like the one with sand. I may attempt something like this with my pottery.
Hi Boondock,

One that one, I brushed a mixture of plain sand and slip over the leatherhard pot. It looked pretty good until I fired it, when the slip shrunk a lot. Perhaps another coat or two of plain slip brushed on after the sand/slip mix would make it a little more subtle.

-Darrell
 

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the last one is my favorite, i can picture a bunjin working with this pot. very nice, good work
 
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