I made a few commissions and pulled them from the kiln last week.
The ones I didn’t sell immediately I took to a work shop I did this past weekend at Pocahontas State Park. What a great time we had, but more on that in a post tomorrow.
Redbud flower dinner plate
back of the redbud flower plate
There are three different series created and shown here. I’m very excited in them and will tweak them a bit in the next round. The new ones are the bees, macro imagery and the redbud flowers.
I hope you like…
Macro inspired dinnerplate
Mug and bread/dessert plates in a summer gnome design.
I like the sound of this title. It makes me think of a horror movie title. I know I’m reaching with that one, but I have a vivid imagination.
These birds were made to match a commission. I wanted to try the design on a smaller surface
Here are a few cups I just photographed from my last firing.
These mugs have the Japanese Oribe black markings on a white background, but instead of green glaze I added colorful splotches of color in stylized sassafras shapes.
It is quite an assortment of different designs. The Gnomes and the songbirds are for a commision, but the others are for sale.
mugs are $55.00, just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The goldfinches always came to my yard when I planted sunflowers to eat the seeds
Last weekend I fired twice getting out several plates for a dinnerware order. Pictured here are the ones I have not sold. I did several Virginia native wildflower designs as well as geometric and Eastern songbird designs. I really liked working on them.
This series is based on my love of Persian pottery.
Each style is working for me, but I like to change them a bit each time I do them to (in my mind) make them better or maybe, just to tickle my mood.
Dinner plate inspired by my time in the west where I gained most of my production knowledge.
I hope you love them as much as I do.
This little plate has my Dogwood flower pattern on it.
Goblin Mug $55.00
Yes, it seemed that only gnomes would enter the realm of little people seen on hardwickhandmade pottery, but the dark side has made an appearance. A small one granted, but an appearance none the less.
Two mugs have been designed with drunken goblins dancing about in a mushroom filled background with slipware highlights.
This series will draw from the slipware pottery (which are extremely difficult to pull off well) as well as from landscape painting traditions.
I hope you enjoy.
Next up is the lonely ogre walking in the forest…
Hiker Dinner plate
I finished a load of pottery and fired over New Years which was alot of fun. I had several items that I fired for a commission and then others that I was doing to figure out some design work.
Virginia Bird Series- Titmouse, Goldfinch & Chickadee
The whole kiln came out well. As discussed in the last post, I am working on a commission of eastern songbirds. I’ve got to do plates and bowls which makes the layout a little more complex.
A group of gnomes were fired as well and I liked how they came out. Also, I did a group of drunken goblins dancing around which came out well.
Here are a few examples.