Saturday, July 13, 2013

Pink Porcelain

I'm at home using my trusty Thomas Stuart. I haven't thrown at home since early April and it feels rather comfy  like an old sweater.  I'm using Dick Lehman's 12D body that I am calling pink porcelain as it contains Red Art clay. Thank you Dick and Duncan Aird for testing this clay for me.  I rather like iron in a porcelain as you get a celedon from a clear glaze and it flashes rather nicely in the wood kiln. So I started by doing some and some. Some for the market place and some for me. I made those pedestal candy dishes that have been selling rather well and for me I made some jars with drunken knobs, some gashes and marks to add interest with the falling ash.  I can't say I have seen many potters use porcelain in a casual manner. It is usually perfectly thrown and trimmed. One of the earliest favourite pots I saw was a porcelain vase by John Reeve. It was at Ruth McKinley's in her collection. I wondered why she loved this piece that looked so off center in every way compared to the machine perfection of her work. I now get it! John Reeve was an amazing porcelain potter.


2 comments:

smartcat said...

These are elegant. I'm looking forward to the finished pieces.

jffollies said...

Do so enjoy your blog and your work.