Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Short and Plump

Here's a short and plump tower. I'm seeing I can use lots of different colors and shapes with these. I have several ideas for chimney type caps or toppers. And I could make some of these square or rectangular as well. While I was looking at this one I thought about stepping the flattened coils and really emphasizing the steps, spiraling them on the way up. I can imagine myself spiraling them and pushing that shape to the limit of where they will hold together. How far can I go before the shape fails. Even still, if the shape fails what could it become. Funny how something simple lends itself to so many variations. I'm off to St. Petersburg today, so I'll catch up with you later. Thanks for reading and for all  your comments.


  1. Great colors. I tell new students to throw it 'till they break it, you should spiral it 'til you break it, as long as it will still fit in your kiln.

  2. Hi Linda, I love the natural, instinctive brushwork on this piece..fantastic!
    Best, Mark

  3. Love the colors and the whimsy of these pieces. It'll be fun to see them evolve.

  4. Nice one! I follow this with interest.


  5. This is great...and I can't wait to see a progression of these tower shapes. Hope you're feeling better!

  6. Hi Lori, thanks, I never heard that, throw till you break it, great advice.

    Hi Mark, thanks, sometimes that instinctiveness turns out ok, other times it's a disaster. Ha.

    Hi Elna, thanks, hopefully I can get back to some more of these.

    Hi Barbara, thanks, sometimes I get so tired of not being able to plan stuff.

    Hi Mary, thanks, yep it's unique alright. Ha.

  7. Hi Judy, thanks, I am looking forward to these and been thinking of how to make them able to be separated so I can go really tall.

  8. this one does look more kiln friendly :^) Here we call the capsicans shaped like that, banana peppers. Less wasteful when just two people to cook for...

  9. I like your towers. Fun experiments, I love the places your inspirations take you!


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