|I call this pot "Dream Pot". This was a pot I made after I had a dream about it. It was one of those dreams that I woke up from and had to make a sketch so I wouldn't forget how it looked. It took me several days of pondering to figure out how make it.|
What I finally came up with was a hand building technique. I rolled out long slabs of clay with the slab roller(one of my favorite pieces of equipment). I took a blown up balloon and secured it to a tall cardboard tube(about 12" diameter). I placed each long slab of clay over the balloon and let the ends drape and fold like they wanted to. This pot totally did its own thing. I added a saucer shape to the bottom for stability. Then the whole thing dried upside down for several days when I could take it off the balloon. Then I propped up the sides just to prevent them from sagging. After it dried for like 4 weeks, I have the courage to try and move it to the kiln. It fired slowly in a bisque fire for 12 hours. Glazing was done pouring glaze inside and out and then another firing. I held my breath the whole time(well, it felt like it).
This piece now has a new home with someone else. It was sold at the GHAA gallery in Helen, Ga. I just found out today that it had been sold. I was happy that someone will be able to love it in their home as much as I loved making it.