Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Littlepig2 » Dec 4th, '09, 21:06

Hear ye! Hear ye! I am now out of number 1 pottery plaster for the fall of 2009 and I am not going to get any more until fall of 2010! :shock: Hence this post. (Yes there are 12 step programs available but I am not ready :wink: ) I leave you with an image of my last hedge apple of 2009 and the half mold made from her.
Image The mold is around 3.5 inches in diameter.

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby JBaymore » Dec 5th, '09, 05:40

What would we all do without that #1 Pottery Plaster! :wink: It is a love / hate relationship for me :lol: .

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Littlepig2 » Dec 5th, '09, 19:38

Thanks John--I quite agree on the plaster love hate thing :mrgreen:

Now for some new news! a couple of my porcelain hedge apple tea bowls have made the firing. Posted below are two views of the same bowl
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More will be fired Monday and posted. . . when I can get to it!

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Victoria » Dec 5th, '09, 20:04

I want!!!!! Lovely!!

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby IPT » Dec 5th, '09, 21:39

These are so beautiful. I like the white interiors. They look so natural.

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Littlepig2 » Dec 9th, '09, 06:56

Five Hundred Million Years Ago
There is a pale sun on this November day
And I am in the wood along Elk Creek
Watching crisp October glory Image
Descend in deciduous decay.

The ground is dark--almost sticky
It is a thin carbon skin
Dressing Ordovician limestone.

Not much is happening in the bed of Elk Creek.
The water is barely stumbling
Over her flat stones and she is telling

That it has not rained in some time.
Yet the trail seems not to know
It is slippery underfoot and in places
Hides beneath a coat of moss.

I go gently up that green trail
Through the softening litter of oaks.
Also there--I find the moldering
Children of the hedge apple

Still clinging to mother tree are one or two
But most are on the ground—going pale.
They are such characters these lumpy orbs
And they form a magic circle--calling for me to step inside.

I am caught now—in the web of looking
There is little to hear
Just the persistent cry of a bird I do not know.

I want the perfect one Image
Large and well formed without undercuts.
These hedge apples--I think they are my friends
I call them brother fruit
I mean to tell them
That they--are a magnificent ruin.

Jean Ann Bolliger 2009

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Littlepig2 » Dec 10th, '09, 21:46

Yesterdays kiln opening netted a few tea bowls--all were stoneware and most were somewhat disappointing. It is a new thing for me to have the light to white interior and I am finding it to be a more difficult learning curve than anticipated. Here is the one child that I found pleasing. It was a second glaze fire. Image The inside glaze got lively and interesting with the second firing. Image
Am I going to send the ones I am not so happy with back to the kiln? You betcha!

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Chip » Dec 10th, '09, 22:03

ooooooooooooooooo....ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, love the interior (and exterior too)!

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Geekgirl » Dec 11th, '09, 01:02

that interior turned out lovely!

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A quiet January Studio

Postby Littlepig2 » Jan 3rd, '10, 09:15

In mid December it gets very quiet in the art center studio I work for. The building is closed and everyone is away doing their holiday thing. That means I pretty much have the place to myself. Image
I leave you with an image of a few porcelain bowls waiting to go to their biscuit fire.

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Victoria » Jan 3rd, '10, 09:33

Wow, cool!

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Geekgirl » Jan 3rd, '10, 12:39

Oh, I like!

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Chip » Jan 3rd, '10, 14:20

... definitely looking foward to seeing what you can come up with in the glazing/firing of these! They look great.

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Littlepig2 » Jan 11th, '10, 10:33

Here you go--a couple twice glaze fired hedge apple tea bowls--fresh from the kiln. These are stoneware. More pictures later. Image Image

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Geekgirl » Jan 11th, '10, 20:59

Oh wow! Love that caramel color inside!

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