This is my favorite tower from this firing. It has a slightly feminine shape and I thought of the phrase, 'she's in balance' when I took it out of the kiln. There are four rings balanced at the top and amazingly I got them to hold during both firings. This tower is 14 inches tall by 3 1/4 inches wide at the base and top.
This tower has three suspended looped spirals across the top. When green I supported them with cardboard till they firmed up enough, then I had to gingerly extract the cardboard without loosening the edges, miraculously it worked and they held. I purposefully alternated every other seam in the front and back. I'd like to work with this effect a little more in future towers. This tower is 10 inches tall by 3 1/2 inches wide. It's slightly wider at the top and the middle goes in a little. I like to vary the shapes as I go up to see what I can come up with.
Perhaps you recall this tower I called the pencil tower. This tower also looks like a rocket to me. It's approximately 18 inches tall by 3 1/4 inches wide at the base and tapers to 2 1/2 inches at the top. The pencil head is removable. I was disappointed with the pencil head because I had brushed it with red iron oxide but the clear glaze all but obliterated the color. I'm trying to think of an embellishment to remedy that. I thought of gold luster but that doesn't seem to go with the piece. I may use some acrylic stripes following the carved pattern embedded in the surface. One thing I want to improve is making the pencil stopper longer to make it more secure on the top of the tower. The pencil head has a small hole at the top for me to add a flag or a knob; I haven't decided what that will be as yet.
I keep my bisque fired work either in the kiln or covered till I wipe them down and glaze them. I do not immerse them in water. When I was glazing the interior of this one I peered inside to check the coverage and a scorpion was running through the glaze and up towards my eye. I had quite a shock. He must have entered through one of the windows. I tried to get him out but he scurried down through the glaze so he's now embedded somewhere near the bottom forever.