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In the late 70's I was out in Seattle and stumbled upon this lovely pot in a gallery. I was completely puzzeled by how the beautiful four glazes could have been applied in abstract pattern. There are no overlaps. I bought it for $20 and got the makers card that read "Charles Rothschild, Barlow Pottery, Sandy Oregon."
I wrote Charles a letter saying how much I admired the pot and asked about the glazes and how they were applied. In a couple months I received a nice letter telling me about a take-off on Shaners Red, and the white being Rhodes basic #32 white, etc. all fired to cone 9 reduction, and not a word about how they were applied. I wrote again and never had a reply.
About once a year since then I take the pot in hand and try to figure out. It's hard to believe each pour would be waxed to protect from next pour? The piece appears to be slab made which again would add to the time cost. It does appear to be single-fired because the lid cut divides the glaze pattern as shown in photo 1. Could this be an early laser cutting? Photo 7. also shows a perfect cut- back which points to being done after glazing at leather-hard.
Anyway some of you old timers out there (not the Old Lady please!) may know the potter and/or the process, and would like to share your ideas. Hope you find the puzzle interesting.