GeekgirlUnveiled wrote:Chris, you need to learn to handle that camera! Your work is lovely, and it's very hard to see that in your photos. Heck MY photos don't do justice to your glaze. You're a real artist...
...When I unwrapped this yunomi, I actually said out loud "Oh!" because the image I had seen beforehand showed very little of the lovely detail of the actual piece. (No offense, Chris! )
GeekgirlUnveiled -- Thanks so much for posting these pics - they are beautiful! Really like how you captured the crazing on the exterior of the piece. Probably my favorite thing about it. I just need to sell a gazillion more pots so I can pick up a half-way decent camera...It's funny, I feel more at home playing with a 2300 degree fire belching stack of bricks than looking thru a viewfinder. I'd like to leave that up to you and all the other wonderful TeaChat photographers. But I guess I should pick up the camera sooner than later. It's really the only thing holding me back from getting my Etsy shop up and running.
The piece itself is rather large -- the biggest yunomi I've ever made. Think it can probably hold 8-9oz comfortably. It is a high iron stoneware body, glazed with Gustin Shino, although I may have dipped the rim in Luster Shino (a happy accident). The dark specks are caused using an old potters trick -- applying wood ash over a shino. There are also splashes of a rutile stain which provides the gold spots. The bare spots near the bottom of the piece is where my fingers were gripping as I dunked it in the glaze. I applied a wash of shino water over those marks which gives a richer tone to the bare clay.
Thanks everyone for the kind words about this one. Hopefully will have some teapot pic in a few weeks and maybe some much smaller teacups. The new session starts Monday and I am teaching three classes so will be very busy!!