Wednesday, September 17, 2008

whats been goin on.

i've been keeping busy these last couple weeks, classes are good-i'm really enjoying the interaction with my students. a couple of my students were a little put off when they discovered this isn't a class for painting ceramic giraffes and making ashtrays. i wasn't sure what to expect but i didn't see that coming.

here are pots i've been working on. my clay just came out of the racks on sunday so i've been trying to get through the stoneware quickly. i have a big show coming up in 5 weeks and i have to get the wood kiln fired at least twice so this stuff needs to be done this week so it can dry and get bisqued. i've knocked out most of my making list for the stoneware, all i lack is some casseroles, cereal bowls and a few medium size vases. hopefully i'll get those done tomorrow. when in doubt make bowls, actually i'm out of bowls so this will get me stocked up again.


this is a new yunomi shape i've been tinkering with. i prefer the feet on the left to the ones on the right. i think on this shape its nicer to have the foot flow into the piece. i'm going to make some cereal bowls similar to this tomorrow.


couple platters/bowls and some tall vases. those two on the right have lids floating around somewhere.


here is a detail of how i treat the rims of my vases. i treat the bottoms of most my pots this way and i thought it might be a nice to balance that with the rim. perhaps its an acquired taste but i like it.


porcelain plasticity test, looks fantastic!


are those kiln plans? wonder what those are for...


so long for now. we're going to austin to pick up some stuff this weekend, its gonna be a treat!

8 comments:

Keith said...

nice pots. i like the rim treatment...nice idea. are you going to austin to scope out where you can build that kiln for me?

Ron said...

Hey Brandon, I like the new yunomi. Good luck getting all that done. I'm kinda pushed myself this week and next. Later,Ron

Nate Willever said...

nice rims.
is that a bought porcelain or one you made up? looks sweet!

brandon phillips said...

i mixed it up myself. its a tom tuner porcelain formula that throws awesome and doesn't have to be super-babied.

Nate Willever said...

sweet! I don't really even bother with it, because we have a soldner mixer here and no pug. and on top of that no real time to let it sit. but i would like to get my hands into some grolleg after that jack troy workshop.

brandon phillips said...

mix it as a slip and by the time it dries to being workable its as good or better as any aged clay. i threw a bunch last night and it was stellar. i don't use the clay mixer here at the univ. i think blunging/slip method produces a far superior product, try it! clay mixers are a thing of the past. ;)

doug fitch said...

Nice rim. Rims and feet - really important features. I like to keep them 'fresh' too

Nate Willever said...

yeah man ill definitely mix up a few test batches. ive got matt longs, frank boydens, and val cushing grolleg i want to check out.
ill post the results on my page sometime in the future.