Friday, March 6, 2009

The Stone Age Revival

Hello Everyone! Here are some bowls that I was experementing with...I'm trying to design something that looks both modern and neolithic. I'm going to make an entire set of tableware based on this design. They are hand built from slabs of clay and have lots of character! I'm pretty happy with the form...the outside has nice impressions from my fingertips. But I still have to figure out the best way to glaze them. I applied different layers of a clear top coat on them to see what the outcome would look like. The shiny ones will work best for food service but I sure do like the way the ones that are more Matte look like. Also, I'm going to try a brown underglaze instead of the black I used. I think maybe they are too grey...brown might warm it up a bit. They are all different, I trimmed the edges uneven on purpose...I like how they stack up...looks like something the Flintstones would use! I'll be adding 3 of them MY ETSY SHOP tomorrow! They are perfect for holding tiny treasures or jewelry!

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I'm also working on some handthrown scrying bowls. I found this awesome glaze called "Obsidian" that's perfect! Scrying is a magic practice that involves seeing things psychically in a medium, usually for purposes of obtaining spiritual visions and divination or fortune telling. scrying is most commonly done with a crystal ball, but you can using any smooth reflective surface, such as a bowl of liquid, a pond, stones, glass, mirrors.

And...I'm working on handthrown altar goblets too...using very 70's looking glaze...I'll have those in the shop soon!

9 comments:

Samantha said...

I really like those!

Lucy Harvey said...

These are fantastic, I think they'll be a roaring success. I really look forward to seeing the goblets too!

fanciful said...

I was totally thinking "flinstones" before you mentioned that in your post! :) LOVE. btw, I love grey, I'm all about grey. Grey is very appealing in photos, as well. Brown is earthy but grey is neolithic. And I agree that matte is best. More flinstoney.

Christie said...

These are great, you have been busy creating.

Tecu'Mish said...

The bowels are great...I can see them in a moss green too. Look forward to seeing the goblets!

WhistlinGypsy said...

Great bowls! For different earthy looks, maybe experiment with stains under clear glaze. I like iron oxide, gives a lovely red brown that picks up texture. Without a top glaze, it can take on aspects of leather or bark.

LADY LAVONA said...

Thank you everybody!!!

WhistlinGypsy: About the iron oxide... it's food safe when it's sealed with clear glaze?

WhistlinGypsy said...

It's food safe!

LAUREN NICOLE said...

those are so awesome!
i have been reading your blog for sometime now, and i just love it!