Sorry I have not posted many pictures lately. I've had several commissions that I've been working on in my studio. My etsy site was a quiet for a while but listing and renewing items put me on the front pages (and that has created sales - 4 just today
- and alchemy requests too).
I am aiming for a firing at the end of ther month and I've been making some more complicated/different tea bowls, amongst other things, for that firing. The new tea bowls are definately, VERY different. I've been researching Chinese and Japanese tea ware for a while now. There was a great article in one of my Ceramics magazines by a mastercraftsman. These have "mountain ranges" / landscape imagery to them. Very cool and more abstract. I like making less complex-looking tea bowls with refined proportions and lines and I also like making more richly surfaced ones too. The variety appeals to a wider ranger of tea bowl user.
I will post a couple of pictures from my flicker site... my kiln and me in a messy studio... I was between cleanings!!!
Later, I will take some pics of my greenware teabowls to show you the mountains...