Salt shakers, the very last castings to be done before I load the bisque kiln, which is good because I only have enough slip left to make tiny things.

This is a teapot that I have been working on.  I'm still not sure how I feel about the lid.  The lid and the pot itself are inverted bowls.  I made the spout and handle molds specifically to make the teapot and I'm quite happy with them.  You may notice that I decided the spout would also make a good salt shaker.

This is one of the surface design options I came up with for the Arrowmont set.  It was inspired by a shirt my husband was wearing he other day.

This is another surface option for the same set.  I doubt I will replicate it often, but it is something I have done on other pots and enjoyed.  It took me about 6 hours to do a set of four (there is a pitcher to go with that already made it's way into the kiln).

Lastly I am contemplating what to do with these forms.  I don't want to get overly complex.  I am tempted to leave them undecorated with simple one color glazing, but minimalism hasn't ever been part of my work before.  It feels like I am imitating someone else to have minimalist pots.  The stripe pattern is an attempt at compromise between the 2.  The stripes go around the bottom as well.


  1. Your work is so inspiring and wonderful! You're one of my summer role models. I love, love, love those salt shakers.

    As far as the last form with the lines, why don't you finish them off with a decal? That would definitely eliminate more work for you (although it is an extra firing) and it would add your "finesse" to it. :)

    Can't wait to see the finished products!

  2. Or perhaps adding a slightly heavier weight to the 'third' line on the last image? this would (to me) add a bit more of a progression from the broken line to the last 'heavier' line.
    As always, I'm in awe of your work! Keep going sister of mine!


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