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#1 lorielle

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:19 AM

It seems every potter has their special "thing" that they love to make.  What is your favorite item to make out of clay?  Why?  Post an image to share if you'd like!


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#2 Mark C.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:22 PM

Its a toss up between bowls and ceramic splash pans-I favor bowls more but after reading certain posts I want to make up a few new splash pans.

I have been looking for this green glaze to match these.

 


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:24 PM

Great idea, Mark! Can you make a stoneware Griffin Grip, too?

 

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:00 PM

o.k.

You guys, it's enough already.We all know the joke. It is now long past old. Besides, Mark, that colour is yelloow ochre and not green.

Can we please move on.[stifles a yawm].

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#5 Mark C.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:31 PM

OK its all bowls -I like throwing and trimming them-as well as glazing and firing them.

I enjoy using them almost as much.

A great bowl is good for so many uses.

Mark


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#6 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:33 PM

Righ now I like throwing orbs..smooth as a baby's butt. Naturally with terra sig. then I can experiment with saggars , foil, Obvara, or dare I say feathers!
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:29 AM

My current favorite is a lidded jar, about the size of a sugar jar. Can't get enough!
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:30 AM

Well I'm still hooked on tile murals but when I need to connect with the inner potter I make a teapot.    Denice

 



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:35 AM

I usually start by making mugs. Sadly, I still have 83 of them sitting in the studio.[see Left at the Altar.[.

I like the challenge of making a teapot that pours. They are slower to sell, though.

TJR.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:55 PM

bowls, all sizes all shapes.  


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#11 Benzine

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 06:25 PM

I like to go with  good sized mugs, about the size of a small bowl.  Like Mark said about bowls, I feel a large mug is so versatile.  Good for soup, cereal, ice cream, and a buttload of caffeine.


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#12 Karen B

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 06:40 AM

I love to make large platters, 20" or so. It sets off my imagination to design the large flat space. I spend a long delicious time working on one at a time.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 03:13 PM

Hi, I love playing with teapot designs, each one different & yes the pouring part counts. Bowls are good too.
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#14 jrgpots

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 08:13 PM

Native American Flute making is my newest trend. I have a B flat, C, F, and G with three more in the making.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 06:24 PM

Never the same thing twice!  Nature themes.







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