Thursday, September 20, 2012


Here's another tower with 25 strips of clay and it's about 12 x 7 x 2.5 inches. I'm calling it curls because after the making I've taken a carving tool and sliced horizontally into the strips randomly around the pot.and let the slice curl dangle. Maybe not random enough. I'd like to make another one with a few or maybe one really long dangling curl and have the curl a little more curly. Oh I know how I can get the look I want with that long curl.

When I was looking at the piece more closely I was thinking I could apply slip all over the outside, wait for it to dry and then slice some curls in revealing the original clay color beneath. I could have lots of those in different colors. Oh I could also have diagonal slices through the strips or maybe some circles, triangles, squares. So many possibilities, if only I could work faster. Then again, I've got to have the settling in and thinking time too. This post is part of Mud Colony what's happening in the studio. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. I love how you get your creative ideas going like crazy when you discover a new idea with all its tangents!

  2. The curls make it look woven, I really like them. Maybe try one that's more random and one that's more organized to see which you like the look of best.

  3. Hi Barbara, thanks, I never used to get ideas like this but for some reason now I look at the photographs and I 'see' different things I could have done, perhaps one has to work in clay for a while before they can develop these ideas, I don't know, at least it isn't boring.

    Hi Lori, thanks, just saying the word woven has given more ideas, I'd like to try so many ideas, but sometimes I go off on tangents. Ha.

  4. I love your towers and I also thought the curls were woven. What colours are you thinking of for this one?

  5. Hi Elephant's Child, thanks, woven, hum, interesting. I am not sure about the color I never decide that until after the bisque fire in case of a catastrophe. Although the multi colored towers in the photo on the right have underglazes which I put on before the first firing, then I use a clear glaze in the final firing.

    What do you think for the color, what do you envision?

  6. For some reason I see it in rich and vibrant colours. I don't think it would matter from where in the colour spectrum they came either. That said, I have not a creative bone in my body. I am an appreciator rather than a creator.


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