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Post  Pat Kennedy on Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:00 pm

....a bit like our old,old land.....



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Post  Reiner Goebel on Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:27 pm

Very interesting glaze, Pat. I like it.

I assume this is 'another' round pot? Smile

I prefer using round pots in such a way that the space between the feet faces to the front. That way, I see an indication of two feet, and I think that gives the presentation more stability than when the front only displays one foot. In this case, the feet are fairly wide, so that may not make all that much of a difference.

My problem in this specific case is with the break in the rim of the pot. It straddles the opening and one foot. Are you contemplating that that view be used as the front of the planted bonsai?

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Post  Pat Kennedy on Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:04 pm

Thanks Reiner for your interest.

With regards to the above pot, I must admit that when I attached the feet I did so without regard to the rim, however, in retrospect, I wouldn't change the positioning of the feet. I don't think the pot would stand to be too structured or balanced.

Your observation of the relationship between width and depth is spot on, but of course there's always a fly in the ointment...as the pot becomes narrower, the depth reduces but can't reduce at the same rate as the width. The shohin pot would become unusable........I think!!!! Cool

How about this pot for balance....200x170x45mm

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Post  Reiner Goebel on Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:52 pm

Dimension better, glaze great. Very Happy

200 mm wide and 45 mm deep - yup, I can see a 300 mm tree with a 45 mm trunk in it.

But now I have a 'complaint' about the middle dimension. At 170 mm, that pot is almost round, the difference between the first two dimensions being only 15%. For a true oval look, I would like it to be somewhere between 20% and 25%. That would make the second dimension in this case somewhere between 160 mm to 150 mm. Not much of a difference, true, but quite a difference in appearance.

And, lastly - I have no idea what technical difficulties this might entail - I like it when the feet are glazed as the pot is.

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Post  Stone Monkey on Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:08 pm

Hi Pat

I love the Aussie Pot, great texture and it really does remind me of the image I have in my mind of the Aussie Outback Smile not that I have ever been mind Embarassed

Is the glaze on the Aussie pot "THAT GLAZE" ??? God I hope so and if so are you gas or electric and what cone??

All the best and thanks for showing your work

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Post  Pat Kennedy on Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:53 pm

......"the pot is almost round"....Reiner (don't know how to do quotes)

Well, that sent me scurrying off to have a critical look at the pot and you're right, almost round. I checked other pots and found one I liked the shape of...145x115...that's 21%, fitting in nicely with your suggested template. Something to keep in mind for the next lot of ovals!
Unglazed feet?...sheer laziness. If I only dip so far I don't have to wax underneath the pot.... Thanks for the heads-up Reiner, you've given me something to think about.

Andy, not THAT glaze....time we did some horse trading!!! Stand by for a PM.




135x115x38mm

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Post  Stone Monkey on Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:19 pm

Pat

I am waiting with baited breath Twisted Evil

I shall await your PM then throw some food for thought back your way affraid

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:43 am

(don't know how to do quotes)

If you want to quote the entire message, there's a "Quote" button in the upper right of the message you are reading.

If, as I usually prefer, you merely want to quote a line or two (as above): Highlight, copy. Hit REPLY, paste.

Then, in the row of little buttons above, you will see a box with two little cartoon "balloons" in it (12th from left). Click on that. You got it!

Lovely pots. Thanks.

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Post  Dale Cochoy on Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:16 am

Pat,
I love the textured "Aussie" pot and the green and red/orange glazes are also outstanding. very nice stuff. Ditto with the crackle white pot shown in the other post.
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Post  DWThomas on Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:04 pm

The texture of that first pot is truly amazing. I'd be curious to know a bit more about how you make that happen (though even if I know, I probably won't be able to try it before fall).

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Post  Pat Kennedy on Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:14 am

Thanks for the positive thoughts guys.

I tossed up whether you could stand one more....but, what the heck, here it is anyway!

(This is THAT glaze Andy) Wink



130x100x58mm

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Post  Carolee on Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:49 am

I'm glad you decided to post the last pot. I love the look. With the shift in the glaze, it looks like trees on the horizon. Thanks.

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Post  Dale Cochoy on Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:33 am

The last crackled shohin pot is excellent. You guys have some great clay bodies over there also. Ditto for Europe.
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Post  Kev Bailey on Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:49 am

Love all the pots. My favourites are the first, really struck me as looking like a cliff with rock strata and the last crackle glazed one. More like dancers in the snow than trees on the horizon to me.

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Post  Pat Kennedy on Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:21 pm

Hiya Dale, my favourite clay body, a raku clay fired to cone10.

Carolee and Kev, I hadn't thought much about it but since you mention it, it reminds me of the cave paintings here in Oz...yep, that's what it is....a kangaroo hunt!

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Post  Morea on Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:00 pm

Hello there Pat

You made wonderful pots !!
The crackle is very very nice on the last pot shown !!!

But i must admitt i do like the green/brown glaze very much !!

And the white feet on the pots !!!!
That makes the pots so innocent , fragile and to smile at !!
Lovely !
Nice to see and hear You again .
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Post  Pat Kennedy on Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:04 pm

Hello Morea,

Why do your posts always read like poetry? I get used to the gruff, even short, voices, and then along comes Morea.
I'll tell you what, the next time some Philistine (RG) chips me about white feet I'll refer him/her to you.....ok?

Thanks for your post,
Pat

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Post  horst on Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:10 pm

Very nice pots! Thanks for showing.
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Post  Rob Addonizio on Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:02 am

Thanks for sharing your work here!

I really 'dig' the offset balance of the first pot, and your glazes ARE superb!

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Post  Pat Kennedy on Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:09 pm

Always a pleasure to hear from you Horst....thankyou!

I agree with you Rob, trying to make a pot like that symetrical would be terrible, and you know glazes, just occasionally they work!!

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Post  pjkatich on Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:10 pm

Pat,

Good to see your back at the pots again.

Hope your time in Tasmania went well.

As always, a great selection of pots and glazes.

I've been working with that ash glaze recipe you were kind enough to pass along. I'll try to get a post up showing the results.

Cheers,
Paul

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Post  bonsaibiker on Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:10 am

Very cool pots! Love the texture/glaze effect on the first one. The copper patina glaze on the second one is a standout as well. Thanks for sharing.

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Post  Pat Kennedy on Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:31 am

Thanks guys....gotta run...the fish are rising!!!!

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Post  prestontolbert on Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:06 am

That clay reminds me of a clay that Nina Hole used in Gulgong, Australia for a fire sculpture. Any relation?

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Post  Pat Kennedy on Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:42 pm

Hi Preston,

Do you mean the clay used in the last pot?
This would be the likely clay....a heavily grogged, raku clay, very forgiving and widely used in OZ. I don't know the sculpture you're referring to but for large sculpture, this clay would be the go!

Is Nina Hole a relation of mine? Sadly no...otherwise I would worm my way into Gulgong which remains out of reach for most struggling production potters.....unless, of course, you're married to a doctor or 'old money' or something.Razz

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