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Post  kitoi on Mon May 18, 2009 12:07 am

Happened across this site last night, see a lot of familiar names and wonderful pots!!

Have been making my own pots for about 1.5yrs and recently started (less than 6 months) creating bonsai containers.

A sampling of my work...

3in lava cascade


Cracked 4in tall cascade


Cracked 3in rectangle


mame oval


mame rectangle


4in faceted and 1st attempt at making my own glaze


12in oval


8in bowl


5in square


7in faceted


3in square crawl


2in crawl bowl

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Post  Carolee on Mon May 18, 2009 2:51 am

The seven inch faceted pot is my favorite of your group. Thanks for posting the mame pots with the card, it gave a good sense of the size. I need the mame oval for a ficus I'm going to be repotting soon. Laughing Thanks for sharing.

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Post  Robert Wallace on Mon May 18, 2009 2:55 am

Nice pots, I especially like the 3" crawl square pot. If possible, it would be nice to see the pictures a little bigger but I am not good with the technology on this site.
Thanks for sharing, I look forward to seeing more
Robert

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Post  kitoi on Mon May 18, 2009 3:08 am

Thank you for the kind support!

Carolee,
When I make small items I always try to put something in the photo for a size reference.

Robert,
If you click the photo it will bring up a larger image

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Post  horst on Mon May 18, 2009 5:26 am

Masterpiece cheers

Best regards Horst



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Post  Storm on Mon May 18, 2009 6:24 am

Very nice pots! The one Horst linked there is my favourite too

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Post  sulrich on Mon May 18, 2009 7:47 am

Very nice pots indeed! My personal favorite is the glaze on "3in square crawl".

Best regards,
Stefan

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Post  peter krebs on Mon May 18, 2009 8:16 pm

Very good work. Laughing
My favorite is No. 8 I wish you much luck with your pottery.

Many greetings

Peter

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Post  kitoi on Wed May 20, 2009 10:27 am

Thanks for the comments.

#8 was a terra sigillatta test that came out quite nice, although it is a low fire body so it's quite fragile.

The cracked cascade was an experiment and didn't think much of it out of the bisque fire, but after I added the wash it was a completely different pot.

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Post  kitoi on Wed May 20, 2009 10:30 am

A little more formal crackpot, 8in diameter


3in diameter

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Post  Rob Addonizio on Wed May 20, 2009 12:06 pm

Again as before,

KUDOS Cool

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Post  Tony Remington on Thu May 21, 2009 9:01 pm

Hi
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw your pot. I have been fascinated by surface textures for years, and have recently been working on some pots with stretched texture. I heavily grog clay, then part throw the pot on the wheel, add texture and then stretch from the inside. But when I saw yours!!!! you take the technique to a whole new dimension, nice one.
I have listed a couple of pictures of my early attempts at stretched clay.
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Post  kitoi on Sat May 23, 2009 11:13 pm

Thank you Tony for the words of encouragement!


Nice pots, I like the 2nd one, reminds me of sedimentary rock.

How about a couple more crackers...

8in low bowl


3in square

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Post  Tony Remington on Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:01 am

Hi Kitoi
I hope you don't mind but I just had to have a play with this technique, and got some good results (not as good as yours) I will post results when fired. It makes sense that if you use a defloculant on the wet surface it would break down the clay, but adding the stretch is the key. I remember reading an article many years ago about a pottery in Thailand I think that covered the thrown pot in china clay while on the wheel, then threw it from the inside to give a similar look. I might still have the article somewhere if you are interested I will email it to you.
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Post  Rob Addonizio on Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:41 am

Notgimer,
Perhaps you could share it here too? Very Happy

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Post  kitoi on Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:43 am

Hey Tony,
I don't mind, I just someone else's techniques and pushed them a little further. Have more that I'm working on and will try to get them in the kiln in morning and post the final results.

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Post  Tony Remington on Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:49 am

Hi Rob

Will do, I will see if I can find it. I think I know where it is (Famous last words)

Tony

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Post  Tony Remington on Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:55 am

Hi Kitoi
thanks for that. You show me yours and I will show you mine!!!! Surprised
Regards Tony

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Post  Tony Remington on Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:25 am

Hi
I found the artical. It was in the Ceramic Review in england 1982. Hope it is readable
Tony


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Post  peter krebs on Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:46 am

Hi Kitoi,

I see a problem for you, how do you improve now? Laughing Laughing Laughing

Your pots are very expressive, in Europe it is called art pottery.

Best regards
Peter

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Post  kitoi on Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:41 am

Peter,
I have plenty of room to improve; Like improving my skills at shaping traditional bonsai containers and the fine details that are not seen at 1st glance.

A side note; Had my 1st sale today at a local cactus and succulent club where I gave a talk/demonstration on staging and presentation. Took 75 pots that were cluttering my shelves, most were testers of various clays, crawls and glazes...basically the ones I did not want to keep. After the program the sale began, I priced them reasonably and came home with 16, The rest will get donated to the senior center in town.

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Post  kitoi on Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:43 am

Thanks Tony!

If I only had the floor space to do the shaping with my feet...

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Post  Tony Remington on Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:00 am

Hi Kioti
This guy is kneeding the clay to get the air out. I have seen photographs of ceramic crucible makers in the steel industry in Sheffield where I come from, kneeding clay like this in bare feet in the freezing winters that we get here. It was a highly skilled job, they got paid a pitance, and its not a job I would want.
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Post  peter krebs on Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:01 pm

Hi Kitoi,

congratulations on your success. cheers

Such pots have their prize. Those who are very well have an extra price. That is the value of your beautiful pots.

I am leaving today with my wife on a bonsai azalea festival. This bonsai exhibition lasts three days and takes place in a moated castle instead.
Hopefully Have I so much happiness as you.

Best regards
Peter

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Re: Noob here, my pots

Post  kitoi on Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:41 pm

Picked up some terracotta the other day and thought I'd try some low-fire work, up to the 2nd firing everything is pretty much the same as mid/high fire clay. Not to thrilled with the way the oxide washes turned out, but it's probably the clay color rather than the result of the ^04 firing.






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