Sunday, September 19, 2010

Surface Interrupted

Like most potters, I live for the gems that come out of the kilns.

One of my major problems is that the surfaces that I enjoy exploring are surfaces that are...

well, a bit crunchy.

 These are 4 works that came out of the last kiln load underfired... The longer that I look at and handle these though, the more I absolutely love them as they sit. The unexpected edges engage the hands as they are handled and visually I enjoy the look of an object that looks like it's been stressed but now appears relaxed.
Personally, I can relate to that.

7 comments:

Kings Creek Pottery said...

These look absolutely stunning! Are they food safe even if underfired? The texture screams out for touching...Love them :)
-Kathy

Acácia Azevedo Studio Pottery said...

I prefer this surface too! I´m traying to do something like this at my eletric kiln and it´s hard to have this kind of result...It´s amazing!

Linda Fahey said...

Whoa! gifts from the fire gods! They are so interesting and they don't look underdone - they look exactly right! beautiful!

cookingwithgas said...

I like! I would love to see up close.

claydancer said...

These are delish! I especially like the two in the center.

TropiClay Studio said...

These are especially "crunchy"! Love it!
It looks like the liner on the cup is nice and smooth... nice contrast.

jim said...

hey joel, wow... that second cannister down is to die for. beautiful, i covet that glaze