Thursday, February 20, 2014

Hand Built Pottery

Before potters had wheels, they were creating useful pots and forms using only clay and their hands. I made this little pinch pot in a local library workshop. The instructor fired it in her own kiln. There was something very special about creating a piece in this purist tradition, and I'd like to do more of it. Guess I'd need a kiln! 



11 comments:

The Other Barb said...

very pretty~ don't know that I ever saw this in your craft collection?

kathyinozarks said...

beautiful! I love handmade pottery-I have collected allot since the 70s-and I love using it

Gene Black said...

It is very pretty Barbara, and it is a work of art.

Penny said...

A kiln, a loom - you are definitely getting back to the original creative arts. I've always thought that sitting at a pottery wheel would be quite meditative - but molding the clay by hand could be even more so.

Its All About Creating said...

Oh look at those yummy textures with the delicate lines of the roses/leaves set against them; just lovely. I was all set to read the story behind the purchase and then realized you created this beautiful piece. Amazing.

Robin said...

Beautiful Barbara! You are a gal of many talents!

Barb said...

That is just adorable!!!

underatopazsky said...

Lovely texture! You could always try air drying clay?

sewyouquilt2 said...

love the texture on this

Angela said...

Fabulous Brabara! The colors and textures and design, all of it.

barbara woods said...

Love your pottery