Saturday, February 8, 2014

mugs, something new.

i'm experimenting with making some functional pieces for my own use.
some mugs
and containers

i have another larger container going into the next glaze kiln firing.  i want to make some plates and bowls, too. these are just for fun, slab built with a black gloss glaze inside and matte glaze on the outside. i stuck a few metal tacks on the handles and bands on the outside....reminds me of the tin + rivets creations i experimented with a few years ago. the tacks do not go all the way through to the inside of course. wouldn't want them to spring a leak since they are "functional" pottery.  its nice to just stretch and do something different. and besides, i was ready for some new dishes : )

 i've been enjoying drinking tea from them. (they work!)