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It might not be a lot but I feel like I'm making the most - A little less than a happy high
komos
komos
It might not be a lot but I feel like I'm making the most
I dropped by the studio yesterday to finish some pieces from the last session. This week is the 'tween time so the space was quiet and empty. It felt comfortable being there, and I think I've finally managed to get past my glaze fear. Darrell shared a little about how the liquid acts with the bisqueware and it all made a lot more sense. The mystery is still there, but I feel like I'm now an initiate, or at least that I've been taught the secret handshake.


Last night's gifts to the fire.


And some gifts in return...


What became of Mostly Used Toilet Paper Roll 1


My first successful large bowl

Current Music: Modest Mouse, "The World At Large"

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From: pipibluestockin Date: April 28th, 2004 02:48 am (UTC) (Link)
That large bowl with the swirl in the bottom is beautiful.
komos From: komos Date: April 28th, 2004 02:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks much! I think it's probably my best piece so far, and kind of hints at the direction I want to be moving.
From: pipibluestockin Date: April 28th, 2004 03:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Never be put off by glazing - you get some of the best effects by just fooling around and trying different things.

What you have achieved is a far cry from the blobby stuff I used to achieve in primary school. ;)

One common effect that gets used to death locally is firing using green eucalyptus leaves. The oils in the leave affect the glaze and give it an irridescent mottled effect.
komos From: komos Date: April 28th, 2004 03:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I've had the blobby stuff, too, and once recently. I have been a bit afeared of the process, but as I've gotten more familiar with it, that's abated. I've gone from struggling with strange liquid mixtures to trying to develop a color pallette. Seems a step in the right direction.

At my present studio, I'm a little limited in the effects I can try. I have to admit, though, that sounds very cool even if it is overused.
From: pipibluestockin Date: April 28th, 2004 11:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Well it gets a overused because getting hold of the leaves is so easy.

I also seem to recall that salt has an effect as well - but I can't for the life of me remember what it does.
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komos From: komos Date: April 28th, 2004 03:55 am (UTC) (Link)
It's a pitcher, and unintentionally smallish. I think I'd like it better if I had managed to do what I had intended with it. The frosty area was supposed to be a band separating the blue from the dusty brown. I messed up my dunk, though, so things just started going crazy.

Thanks, though. It is still kind of a neat piece.
transcribe From: transcribe Date: April 28th, 2004 03:23 am (UTC) (Link)
wow. lovely stuff. the pitcher and the bowl rock!
komos From: komos Date: April 28th, 2004 03:59 am (UTC) (Link)
I have to say that your response to my 'glaze fear' post a few months ago was pretty awesome. Thanks.

And thanks. ^_^
transcribe From: transcribe Date: April 28th, 2004 04:13 am (UTC) (Link)
no problem. =)
From: couplingchaos Date: April 28th, 2004 03:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Your pieces look beautiful!

-Bunny, who would still like to have one
komos From: komos Date: April 28th, 2004 03:43 am (UTC) (Link)

Merci

The pitcher is the one that I had planned on passing along a while back. Fair warning, though... it is flawed. It's a bit too diminuative and has a handle that flings wildly into space.

Still... ^_^
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komos From: komos Date: April 28th, 2004 04:01 am (UTC) (Link)
An international vase of mystery, perhaps? ;)

There's a kind of weird anticipation that happens, almost akin to that electric feeling you get just before your first kiss with someone.
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komos From: komos Date: April 28th, 2004 04:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Precisely.

erm.

hem.
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komos From: komos Date: April 28th, 2004 04:06 am (UTC) (Link)
It's really amazing to see the transformation. Generally speaking, the mix looks nothing at all like the colors that come once they get heated to several thousand degrees. I should have them back by next week.
bushidokelt From: bushidokelt Date: April 28th, 2004 03:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Awesome pitcher!! This stuff is magnificent!
komos From: komos Date: April 28th, 2004 04:03 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm having fun, and things are starting to make sense.
From: ex_cayetana730 Date: April 28th, 2004 05:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful! I especially like the pitcher.
I can't imagine how difficult it is to throw a large bowl like that too.
komos From: komos Date: April 28th, 2004 10:07 am (UTC) (Link)
I learned a new technique this last session that made bowls seem much, much easier. I haven't attempted another that size, but that'll be coming soon.
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komos From: komos Date: April 28th, 2004 10:09 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't think it would bother me at all. Most of the time when I'm working, there are people all around me, so whatever private space I work in is what I create naturally.

Besides, I like feedback.
clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: April 28th, 2004 06:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet... MUTPR rocks! Go you with the dippin' insanity! :D

::insert happy dance::
komos From: komos Date: April 28th, 2004 10:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Now I need to figure out how to contain drips when I do dips. I remember Wayne talking about using wax resist after the first dip, but I think that it's something I'll have to ask about again.
_meej_ From: _meej_ Date: April 28th, 2004 08:48 am (UTC) (Link)
MUTPR is all that and the proverbial bag o' chips.

It's sassy!

The others are, of course, pretty sweet too - and the unglazed stuff looks promising.
komos From: komos Date: April 28th, 2004 10:11 am (UTC) (Link)
It's a neat color combination, and one that I'm trying again in the jar at the top. That will look a little different since I didn't leave as much in the way of wheel marks on that piece, but we'll see what comes of it.
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