The studio was closed today for Remembrance Day (the Canadian equivalent of Veterans Day), but I had a bit of fun playing with clay at home this morning. I had two goblets I had assembled, and was thinking to finish them with the twisty vines and leaves like the last goblet, but I was not as pleased with their shape, they looked a bit clunky. So I decided to carve them instead, so I could lighten up the parts which looked too heavy. I think they have the feel of rough hewn wood (or stone). They could look pretty cool, if I don't ruin the effect with my choice of glaze. I may even try one in iron oxide, and only glaze the inside and rim of the cup. We'll see.
this post and this one also), made from white clay, which I will glaze and have fired to Cone 10 (rather than raku fired, like the other two pieces). I decided to decorate it with underglazes, and then will spray with a Clear glaze. So I first taped it off, so I could get some nice clean lines :