Wednesday, September 2, 2009

pots!

I've finally gotten around to making some pots...it was over 2 months without touching the clay...no good.

This is a further variation on a shape I've been exploring.


Dessert plates...I know I promised a trimming video, but I forgot, oops.


Cap jars, one of my favorite things to make.


Tankards, American style.


Them's a working mans pants. No one would ever accuse me of being tidy.

Not much else going on around here...school got off to a good start, I have some good advanced students and finally a dedicated ceramics major. If only he knew what he was in for...
Cheers!



8 comments:

Sister Creek Potter said...

Brandon, do you have a recommendation for a ^6 white clay? I have a small group of potter-friends who are searching for a good throwing clay that is vitrified at ^6. I'm well supplied with my BlackJack!
Thanks for your helps.

Ron said...

Looking good!

brandon phillips said...

oh gosh...i have no idea about cone 6 clays, my experience with premixed clays are limited to cone 10 clays. i despise clay world's(san antonio) clays, they put plastic vitrox in everything like it's going out of style(makes the clay feel like rubber, ewww)...armadillo would be the lesser of 2 evils. i know a gal here in town who uses lots of cinco blanco(armadillo) with good results. trinity in dallas and some place in houston sell laguna clays for a hefty premium. i've read lots of bad things on clayart recently about their cone 6 b-mix, so i'd stay away from that. i'm afraid that's all i know!

Dirt-Kicker Pottery said...

Hey Brandon, I've never seen cap jars before. I'd like to get a more details look at how they fit together. They're pretty cool.
Am I the only Potter out there who wears an apron? LOL :)

jbf said...

I like the new shape, especially with the handles. Everything else looks great, too.

TWO MONTHS?!? I can't imagine that.

Judy Shreve said...

Brandon -- nice bunch of pots. I really like the jars and I like the textured ring on the desert plates. Is the cap jar thrown as a closed form & cut?

I wear an apron & my pants/shirt still look like that. I always wonder how some potters stay so clean. Are they having fun?

traceybroome@mindspring.com said...

Glad to see you throwing again, love the jars! I wore the same jeans for three days while throwing at Penland and they could almost stand up by themselves. I love that though, feels like I've been working!

jimgottuso said...

good to get back in the groove... going there myself today. those pants look the way they're supposed to look