Friday, 5 September 2014


I picked up my pottery today! I've had two dreams about it this week, where either I went to pick up the pottery and all the colours came out gross brown or I couldn't find it and the dream instructor had no idea what I was talking about. I had to pick it up so I would stop having pottery nightmares. I did manage to forget one piece though so I'll have to go back at some point to retrieve it. Oops!

Thankfully, it did not turn out gross brown and it was all there (except the one piece). All but two pieces turned out almost perfect. I think I'll go to a drop in class and throw another coat on them and they'll be great.

This is the bottom part of the french butter dish that I failed at making. I guess it's a mug now? 
A cute little vase that I'm keeping for myself. I painted the blue underglaze and made the texture on the clay before it was fired. I love how it turned out and now I have a million ideas on how to apply that technique onto other things. 
These golbets are from my first session. I reglazed them as the underglaze was never completely covered the first time. Plus one of them leaked. I managed to fix both of those problems this time. I still don't really like them but their better than before.

Family: If you want Christmas to be a 100% surprise, stop looking! I'm not going to show the entire piece but I really want to show the fun textures and colours I tried. You can probably figure out what the pieces are if you really try.

I'm going to reglaze this one. The red ended up being pink and the purple is streaky and doesn't work as well as I thought it would.


Dave VanSlyke said...

These pieces are really nice, Alley! Those who receive them as gifts will be very pleased.

Anonymous said...

Love them all!