Sunday, February 26, 2006

Bottle Project



Inspired by life in the sea. This is my experimenting with handbuilding and discovering different ways to create organic forms by using simple techniques/forms (and lots and lots of them) After completion of each bottle I put them in my kiln to dry before the bisque stage. I am very good at creating complex forms and then bumping or breaking them when they are bone dry. Very frustrating. So, I had the bright idea of storing them in the kiln while they dry. I had to make them in series by size that way I wouldn't have to fuss so much with the furniture and shelves. I did manage to snap off a piece of the coral on the clam bottle while putting in the furniture. damn. I am going to bisque fire the stoppers in the bottles, but am working on a plan for a chuck with high fire kiln wire so I can glaze them entirely with minimal damage. I will end up firing these in a reduction environment using oxides and celedon and rutile glazes.


The tips are getting crispy here. Each tenticle is approx 2" long.

12 comments:

Monkey Freak said...

That is cool how you did that.
That is a good hobby.
Good Job.

esquise said...

Wow... really nice:)

Alina Chau said...

these are tooo COOOL!! VEry creative!

Lee said...

this is cool,

scarecrow said...

Impressive. Here I am fumblin for the day to day. The finey tiney detail is cool.
Later

melanienyc said...

this is great!!!! love love love it all!

Sioux said...

These are beautiful. I love the natural forms.

Clip said...

The tentacles are kinda hypnotising.
Cheer for the comment also.

diosaperdida said...

Wow...will you sell them?

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Right now I have a series of 11 and they are about to be divided between two different shows, however they are for sale, they range in price from $60-$300 depending on the size and complexity. I still have the four best and plan on taking pictures to post soon.

V.K. said...

oh wow....I didn't get this far last time I browsed your blog - fantastic! I love wavy tentacl-ey bizarre/odd things like this. Can't wait to see more.

Chris said...

Wow! These are amazing, I love the attention to detail. My favourite is the one that looks like tentacles