Monday, April 15, 2013

Glazed Pottery!

The second batch of pottery was ready to be picked up today. I was really excited to see it, as it included the very first ever bowls I made on the wheel as well as the newer ones.
Now, I'm aware that these are very lopsided and squint rustic and I could say I made them like this on purpose  - however I'd be totally lying, as, in fact, I would love to make a symmetrical, weighs less than a tonne bowl, but I'm not in that league yet!

That being said, I am really thrilled with these. They are in colours I like and are all usable.


First, these are small, hand made bowls out of white clay. I love how they turned out.




This is a medium sized bowl I  made on the wheel, out of white clay. I like it, it's lighter than the terracotta ones and less squint! ( the light is terrible today as it's pouring down so you can't really see the true colour)

The first ever wee bowl I made! I gave this a pourer and it works perfectly. It's a small bowl






 A terracotta bowl, this is SO heavy!


And lastly, I made these hearts towards the end of a class one day as a sort of time filler, and when I came to glaze them I had spent so long on the bowls that I just slapped some glaze on these, but I LOVE them! They've got holes in them, so that I can thread them to form a sort of heart chain.



I am loving this so much!

27 comments:

  1. Laura, all your pottery looks amazing, you are so clever to have STARTED all this so well :) the hearts are the most wonderful colour. It is obvious you have found a new very satisfying interest, I hope we see lots more photo pieces in the future, WELL DONE xx

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    1. I am having such fun! And it's photographed in a flattering way! :)

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  2. Wow! Well done you! Whenever I've tried anything like that it's just been a disaster. You have given me a great idea for the next time we have kids to stay. Off to search if there is anywhere to do that kind of stuff where we live. Fabulous!

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    1. At the place I go to they also have plain white ceramic things - teapots, plates, mugs and lots of other things - the children love painting these!

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  3. Everything is gorgeous :-)

    I love all your colour choices and the fact that they are all so usable.

    Well done.

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    1. I'm definitely a paler glaze person. I've ordered some more slightly different stuff

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  4. Wow how lovely to have your own homemade items!! I love the pouring bowl and matching bowl with it and the hearts are amazing!

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    1. I have a soft spot for the pouring bowl because it was the first thing I made.

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  5. I LOVE them all. Really!

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    1. me too!! even if they are squiffy!

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  6. They all look lovely! You are clever :)

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    1. I have a really lovely teacher who is incredibly patient :)

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  7. So awesome! I can imagine that this is truly an enjoyable experience. Functional art--great job! :)

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    1. it is functional, but we may have to reinforce the table!!!

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  8. Fabulous, Spectacular, Original, Perfect!! I think that covers how I feel about your talents as a potter!! Well done, and if your hubby gives you any cheek throw that heavy one at him!!

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    1. haha! He's actually using them! :) xx

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  9. Great post. I will be back for sure!

    I am giving away a set of Ball Canning blue pint jars on my blog right now, I hope you'll stop by!

    Lisa
    Fresh Eggs Daily
    http://www.fresh-eggs-daily.com/2013/04/giveaway-ball-heritage-collection-pint.html

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  10. They're beautiful. I love handmade pottery; maybe some day I'll try my hand at it too. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week- I hope you'll join us again!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. You should definitely give it a go - I think to get things perfect takes years! But if you don't mind squiffy pottery then it's ace!

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  11. Those hearts looks amazing and vintage. Beautiful and pleasant in the eye. Not overdone for me. Made just right.

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  12. I can sense your enjoyment for your new found craft from the photos and text. They all look superb, too. Better in its way to have the non-symmetry that really shows the pieces were made by a human being's hands and not just a machine. Very personal and awesome. The little pour spout was a brilliant addition to a bowl!

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    1. I am loving it. That wee pourer actually works pretty well too - this did surprise me!

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  13. Gorgeous!! I love the pourer! How inspirational. Your enjoyment and passion is so evident in your post, your photos and your tone. You go girl!!

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    1. aw thank you. I'd love to do a wee bit every day :)

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Laura x