Here are two baskets from the latest firing. The rusty character of this first basket really appeals to me. I wish I had glazed quite a few other pieces with this glaze technique. A tiny piece of the handle broke off before the bisque but it doesn't affect the use and is hardly noticeable. Whoa is me, guess this basket will have to be mine.
While I was outside photographing my pots I couldn't happen but notice the peeling bark of the river birch we planted last year because I like plants with unusual features.
Just looking at these photos makes me want to go off on another tangent with textures on pots. Inspiration for clay is everywhere. Yesterday a few tornadoes were spawned South of us by the remnants of Isaac and we've gotten some rain squalls but not much wind here thankfully. These tropical storms and hurricanes are much larger than I realized when I see views from a satellite. I hope those up North don't get too flooded. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.