As promised, here are lots more pics of old pottery. I have to say, I’m pretty proud of some of these. And to think I’d forgotten all about having made them…
Thin porcelain ice cream bowls
These were very thin bowls, stripes in black slip, with marbles elated onto the bottom.
Porcelain, covered with black slip, little dents carved out, multi-colored glaze dripped into the carved dents. Inside of the cups are glazed with clear glaze.
Wax resist design cup
One of my earlier pieces. Design was painted on with wax resist and then the cup was glazed.
I made this set for a friend who requested sakura-themed tea set. I had to make twice as many cups to get this many that look consistent.
Black glaze with wax resist pattern and an unglazed bunny. The idea was that this is an ash tray for one. You lean the cigarette between the bunny ears.
Tiny bunnies for a wind chime
They were intended to be pieces of a wind chime, but I never finished the whole thing. These guys are porcelain with designs in blue glaze.
I was on a roll with these bunnies. These 3 weren’t even intended for anything…
Spiked red vase
This was my first piece with spikes.
I have to say, this is one of my most favorite things. It was pretty tall and so thin that the porcelain is translucent in some places. A large part of the surface is decorated with wax resist design. You can see the texture in the blue part.
I made a ton of teapots and they were not all very successful. This is one of the less successful ones. Its lid stuck to the body
Spiked tea pot
I made this one for a friend. It’s 100% functional but very sharp.
Fish tank decoration
I forgot how I made this, but I think it was intended for my fish tank. The little fish could go in and out of the holes.
Sake set with 2 bottles
Unfortunately most of this set didn’t survive being shipped to Cali.
The top, bottom and center donut are wheel-thrown. The center was carved separately and later attached.
This one was made for a family friend who loves to fish.
the whole thing was painted in colored slip and designs were painted on with wax resist. The colored slip was then washed away.
Little sculpture vase
This piece was part of my series of donut-shaped pieces.