Pottery – Before & After

A few weeks ago I had posted about how I had my first pottery lesson.  I finally got around to getting up to the studio today to pick up the items I had created then.  Here is what the before picture looked like:


This is what they look like today:


I'm really amazed at how the glaze turned out.  They of course looked nothing like this when painted.  Unfortunately the last piece in the lower right hand corner stuck to the kiln and cracked when removed.  Nothing a little super glue couldn't fix.

Below is my favorite piece.  It reminds me of a Japanese tea cup.  I did this by dipping it into a bucket of green glaze at an angle, and then after that dried, dipping the other side in red glaze.  The red didn't really come out but it looks interesting to me regardless.


Here is the inside of one other I created.  What I like about this type of glaze is that you'll never know what you're going to get.  One the pieces are fired in the kiln they create such a unique design that can't be duplicated.



In a few weeks I'll have the results of my second pottery lesson fresh out of the kiln.  I did some experimenting today with low-fire and high-fire glazes so it should be interesting.

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7 thoughts on “Pottery – Before & After

  1. not anymore – I made a few pieces in an art class I had in high school

  2. Thanks FD. I had no idea they would come out like that when they were glazed. I was pleasantly surprised. =)

  3. Thanks Amy Sue. It's really a lot of fun. I painted a coffee mug I made the last time and I can't wait to see how it comes out. The glaze looks brick red but will really be a speckled gray color when it comes out of the kiln. I should have it back in a few weeks.

  4. Thanks Beauty. It was a lot of fun. It's very therapeutic. Do you do pottery, too?

  5. Incredible. Love the colours.

  6. Wow! You did a great job and I think they all look fabulous! I can't wait to see your next projects. 🙂

  7. very nice pieces. pottery is lots of fun – glad u really enjoy it.

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