Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Random Drinking Vessels

Trying to update for all my newer pots that I have been making the past six-ten months.

English Jug 14th Century

English 14th Century

Gaul 2-5th Century

Gaul 2-5th Century

The Gaul items I find a lot more interesting than the English and German pieces since I see a lot of Greek influence in them (plus they are fairly difficult for earlier pieces). Unless you are a potter, you wouldn't know that it's difficult to to manipulate the clay in several directions from narrow to bulbous and back to narrow again. Also, when you have a narrow base, it makes it difficult to throw that as well, then wide, then narrow, without distortion or collapse. Gravity plays a large part with throwing vessels and these guys have been somewhat tricker than their English or German counterparts.

I think that's why I like them. More of a challenge.

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Cooking ware

I made these fancy pipkins all based off period design, however, I made them a little more lighter and "fancier" so, they are a lot more on the modern side in design. They were were fun to make however.

Sort of like a fondue pot, huh?

This one is even more modern (and I still have) plus it has a lid. It was fired in my first firing with the new elements. VERY proud of this one as the glaze really looks great on it.

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Bellermine revisited

I haven't done these in awhile. With my newly reformulated glazes (I mix my own glazes and formulate my own stuff by hand) I made a few recently. These pictures were shot at Highland War in August.


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