For anyone who doesn’t know, WIP stands for work in progress. I work in the studio at least 5 days a week, so, I have a lot of progress photos! I think its really helpful when you’re creating anything to keep a record of what you’ve been doing; you can take a step back and look at what you’ve tried, and what worked and didn’t work. And personally I just love to see close ups of interesting textures or glazes!
This week I’ve been trying out some textures with slip. I got some really interesting basket-weave and honey comb effects!
Heres a vase and pitcher I was playing around with, freshly thrown and then after trimming and adding handles. I had another slightly smaller vase (you can see it in the first picture) but I dropped it right before I was going to trim it!! Ruining a piece is always sad but the larger one turned out so nicely that it makes up for it!
I really like the combination of the soft organic texture of the slip with the harder looking handles and trimming on this vase. The pitchers handle is a little bit too big, but I haven’t done big handles in a while and was getting impatient. I haven’t decided if I’ll fire the pitcher yet or not, but I looove that vase!
I really enjoy texturing like this, its fun to do and the right glazes look so amazing over it! This is a pot with a looser texture and it was really difficult to capture just how lovely it is in a photograph. All of the crevices have a beautiful glassy blue color!
Thats all for now! Thanks for reading!