Pedestal bowls make for great centerpieces. Here are three more pedestal bowls from my most recent firing. I really like my curved pedestal design; I'll make more of these. The curves of the pedestal echo the curves of the free form portion of this bowl. This post is part of the Mud Colony weekly studio happenings.
Several folks mentioned they like pedestal bowls without handles, so I tried these three without handles. I still may try a few more with handles though, still thinking about shapes for those.
This is the bowl I left on the hump mold too long because I fell ill so there are visible lines and there are also a couple of chips on the bottom of the pedestal so I'll keep this one for myself. I fired it because I wanted to learn if the bowl would slump or warp and it didn't.
This lavender pedestal bowl has a round pedestal and I textured only the pedestal. I wish I had textured the interior because I discovered this lavender glaze pools nicely in a textured pattern. Next time.
The pedestal on this bowl is wavy and thickly gathered, a little too much gathering. The pedestal part is low; it's really more of a foot than a pedestal. The glaze is dark but the texture makes up for the darkness and bright colored items like these tomatoes look great against the dark bowl.
I'd like to make some of these pedestal bowls with a taller pedestal. When I made them the pedestals seemed tall. After they were fired they shrank more than I expect them to. Probably because this is a new form for me.
Gary sold only pottery at the flea market he went to yesterday. On other days he sold a few pendants but no other pottery pieces, so you never know. Buyers said they were happy to see something not wheel thrown, that it was unusual to find. Two people who bought pieces were potters years ago. Gary said they were each probably in their eighties. On a vase I made several years ago, I used thumb prints in a two row pattern around the middle so the vase wouldn't slip in a person's hand when carrying it. The woman who bought it remarked she especially liked that. It had a pale green celadon glaze on it; I don't have a photo, sorry. Who knew someone would like my thumb print.
Coming up soon pendants, smashing, a sad but true story, and a new edible type fish. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.