Gaggle Jazz

Original Gaggle Mug

Original Gaggle Mug

I had lots of fun with my new motif today.

Above is the first off the presses gaggle.  It’s a good thing I kept it.  I made it out of my planter clay which does not like to hold water.  The coffee stain craquelure is quite charming however.

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I spent a great deal of my day working on a jug thrown yesterday afternoon.  I thought I’d go ahead and toss up a photo essay documenting it’s progression.  Let me know if you find it interesting:

raw dog

raw dog

brushed slips

brushed slips

some texture

some texture

gaggle insurgents

gaggle insurgents

VOUGE

VOUGE

~Fin

~Fin

form and cavebird head definition

form and cavebird head definition

other side; touch of red

other side; touch of red

From here on in – I don’t see touching it too much before getting it into the bisque.  At that point – we’re talkin’ liner glaze and clear exterior.  All I do from now to completion is try not to mess it up.  If I could get my pots to look like they do at this stage AND hold water I’d think about selling my soul.

thanks

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4 Responses to “Gaggle Jazz”


  1. 1 barb jensen November 12, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    Cavebird gaggles rule! Wonderful!

  2. 2 Ron November 13, 2008 at 7:43 am

    Hey. I liked seeing all the work you did on the jug before you ever put the handle on. I feel like I’m just working my up to more and more surface. Learning as I go. It’s good to see how much time and thought you put into this pot. It pays off.

  3. 3 Mary Anne Davis November 13, 2008 at 9:54 am

    oops, found you = yes, it is inetersting. Reminds me of medieval English water jug. With modern knowing… That is good.

  4. 4 Steven November 13, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Thanks Ron.
    I like to get the bulk of the surface accomplished w/out the handle getting in the way. There are many advantages and then I kind of like putting on a handle that identifies itself as ‘other’.


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