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Pottery?

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Studio and New
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Studio and New Pots
A group of wheel thrown vases, the tallest one being 22 inches. These are part of a group of twelve that were made in the middle of the night, while the big gas kiln was being fired. It's a great time to work!
These pitchers have a slip combing decoration. First a wide band of slip is brushed on the belly of the pitcher then a comb is moved across the wet surface as the piece is slowly rotated on a potters wheel. This is a very old way to decorate and is worth the effort.

Ware racks filled with bisque pots, that are waiting for glazing. Often we fire the kiln several times in a row, it could be as many as five times, this requires a lot of pots. Making this much pottery has allowed us to become very competent and at the same time, free or relaxed with each pot, never forcing but allowing each pot to be itself.

These are some of the brushes that Dale makes. He started making brushes many years ago, after discovering that the quality of the marks and lines were much more vivid with his handmade brushes. Commercial brushes often leave a rather dead mark. But with any brush the movement has to be free. The movement of a fully loaded brush makes its own kind of music, this is a good example on this pot.