Thursday, June 16, 2011
The Elusive Teabowl video
This video "The Elusive Teabowl" from a workshop at Harvard, is a lovely peek into the making of these traditional,ceremonial and other tea bowls.
My personal preference in pots, those I always gravitate to at any gallery or shop, are the earthy pots which reflect the wood, soda or salt that have contributed to their rich surfaces,, so I will continue as long as I can firing my soda kiln; but probably firing it less often while I explore these cone 6 oxidation firings. I keep reminding myself, as I'm doing the planning of this cone 6 oxidation work, of a quote I once heard "You don't have to make pots you like, you just have to like the pots you make".
We're enjoying a coolish, cloudy morning which will be great to finish my planting once it warms up a bit. With the good bit of rain we got yesterday, the ground is going to be wet and cool, so I'm spending this morning, sketching some potential pots for the cone 6 oxidation experiment. I think a lot of my forms will work very well with the brighter glazes I want for Cone 6 oxidation.I'm not interested in trying to mimic reduction glazes in these lower fired, oxidation pots, but rather, want mainly brighter colors as a contrast to my soda/salt fired pots.