wheel-thrown pottery

Posted on February 1st, 2015 by mountain girl  |  7 Comments »


I have to confess, I have suffered quite a long absence from the clay studio.  Since I hurt my shoulder, wedging, rolling, and wheel throwing have been out of the question.  I’m almost ready to start again now (yippee!)  But for now, I thought I would post my first wheel-thrown pieces, fired early this year.


I found wheel-throwing challenging but addictive.  I kept making pieces that were just about perfect, then they would collapse on the wheel and go flopping everywhere.


I finally remedied that by making really small dishes.  I made this set of three shallow dishes to hold things we serve in small amounts, like taco accompaniments such as salsa, onions, and guacamole.


The smallest one is as nearly perfect as I could get it, which isn’t very.  Still, I love its small, smooth glossiness.  I glazed it in tangerine first, then dipped half in jewel blue.


This is the second dish, a little larger.  I dipped it in jewel blue, left a bit unglazed and dipped it first in tangerine, then opaque turquoise.


It came out with an interesting matte finish in the tangerine/turqoise area.


This is the third and largest.  When it was in the leather-hard stage, I had just trimmed it and loosened it from the wheel.  Cash sauntered over and pressed down hard on the pedal.  Needless to say, it went flying and a piece broke off it.


I tried to repair it, and was able to adhere the piece back to the bowl, but that was about all.  I have to admit–I love it more because it’s partially Cash’s work of art.  He sure thought it was great when the wheel went spinning!

I glazed it in jewel blue on one half, tangerine and opaque turquoise on the other.  The lighter side has the same matte finish as the other dish.


This is a little I’m-not-sure-what, glazed in tangerine.  When David saw it he liked it, so I gladly gave it to him.


Remember the little cup I made for Cash, which he threw and broke?  Here is the replacement.  I’m not sure how long it will last, but at least I tried to fill the little void left by those last shards.


Cash’s cup is a coil piece.  There is a small crack inside where I must have not joined the coils well enough, but it seems to hold liquid fine.  Truthfully, I have a feeling this tiny cup is short-lived anyway.  I glazed it in stellar blue.


That’s it for now.  Thanks for viewing my latest clay creations!

7 Responses to “wheel-thrown pottery”

  1. Mom & Dad says on :

    Hi honeeee…very, very nice and I really like your color combos – Good job / Luv u/ mom

  2. mountain girl says on :

    Thanks, Mom! We can’t WAIT till you come visit…I’ll send you home with cake, doughnuts, pottery, goats, whatever you want. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  3. Mimi says on :

    They are all great looking…The jewel blue color is especially nice looking.

  4. Mom & Dad says on :

    Hi honeeeee…. We can hardly wait too but I don’t want to start counting yet cuz I need to count down for spring first, then summer then la da da da da ( dance of joy) 🙂 🙂 luv u/ mom

  5. mountain girl says on :

    Ok, but WE’RE counting! 😉

  6. Carie says on :

    Oh they’re beautiful! I love the colours, especially the deep blue

  7. Yanic says on :

    Beautiful work!