Saturday, October 13, 2012

Pinch Pots & Postcards

I tried some new glazes and overlapping of glazes on these pinch pots for this firing. None of them turned out like I wanted. I thought the glazes would blend more. They are still usable just not that appealing. Oh well doesn't hurt to try something new. Back to the drawing board.

In the back of one of my cabinets I had some white postcards left over from my landscaping and lavender business days, a whole package of them. I had the idea to make up some post cards to pass out at shows. I printed these on my black and white laser printer; they're 4 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches. I rather like the black and white. Folks tend to throw away business cards or just stash them in their wallet or a drawer. Hopefully they'll be encouraged to keep these postcards handy. I guess these could be mailed as well. Above is the first one. I made others with different pottery pieces shown. The asterisks are my phone number blocked out for this post. This post is part of show and tell Saturday on Artists in Blogland. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. Cute bowls, they are perfect for Halloween.


  2. I think they are wonderful! :)

  3. I think your pinch pots are fun! Congrats for experimenting and exploring!

  4. I made small business cards whenever I published a new book. Each card shows the cover of my book on the left and my name, ph number, address, and email addy on the right. I carry these cards in a small ziploc bag and give them out when I meet people at a party.

  5. I was just thinking how charming your pinch pots were and your towers look pretty spiffy in black and white. xox

  6. I love your creations. I catch you

  7. I think the pinch pots are cute. I can imagine many uses for them.

  8. Judging by the comments before me you eye is perhaps a tad overcritical. These pinch pots may not be what you imagined, but plenty of us love them anyway. And you can keep trying until you achieve the effect you want. Which we will also love.
    The post cards are a brilliant idea.

  9. this reminds me; I need to make business cards.
    I think those towers of yours are some of your best work!

  10. Hi Elna, thanks, I wish I had glazed them differently but seeing this photo has given me some ideas.

    Hi Natasha, thanks, just wish the overlapped glaze had melted better.

    Hi Carolyn, thanks, sometimes it's nice to experiment.

    Hi Gigi, thanks, I didn't know you wrote books. I must check your blog more carefully. The postcards were well received by everyone.

    Hi Corine, thanks, I think the black and white emphasizes the form.

    Hi Daniela, thanks so much.

    Hi Ms. Sparrow, thanks, we are always running out of bowls here so I don't think anyone can have too many.

    Hi Elephant's Child, thanks, it's just the overlapping or dots on top that didn't melt as much as I wanted to blend with the lower glaze. The postcards worked out great and folks liked them.

    Hi Amy, thanks, I am having fun with the towers and the postcards were a hit.


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