Today I'll be airing my smalls. No not my undies, but a couple of little tiny things that made it into the kiln this term that I thought were worth a gander. I know it's hard to believe that such pottery delights could just keep coming and coming but, as it so happens, there is enough of the Best of Pottery Class No. 2, 2009 to spill over into this week as well. Aren't we lucky!

First up, my one coil pot of the term.

As a rule, I'm not a fan of the coil pot. Particularly if I make them. For some reason I've associated them so strongly with the haphazard nature of kids' pottery that I find it hard to see them looking anything other than wildly and irredeemably childish. Nevertheless, I fearlessly went into coil pot territory this term and am happy I did. What one does with a coil pot hardly bigger than a walnut I'm not sure, but I'm sure I'll think of something.

Speaking of pottery for which its use is a mystery. Please refer to Exhibit B.

It arrived spontaneously as a "failed" pinch pot. I loved it immediately and felt it needed to stay. So it got a good firing and clear glaze around the delicate bits and now it will sit on the kitchen windowsill looking pretty and mysterious. I wondered whether it might be just the place to put my wedding ring for when I wash the dishes?


  1. What a perfect use for that little lovely. I LOVE YOUR RING, too!

  2. von Boysenberry28 April 2009 at 07:41

    Its soo sweeet! Is that your wedding ring? I seem to recall something delicate with a leave or something on top??

  3. von Boysenberry28 April 2009 at 07:43

    ...don't you mean, "somewhere for my OTL to put his wedding ring when he does the dishes".....

  4. Your "Smalls" and all of your and so creative. I love the organic shapes and the loveliness that you are creating..and the joy that you have in doing it all...and..the courage to be and do it yourself.
    Ellen K.

  5. I haven't seen your ring up close. Truly beautiful and unique. It's like your little pot was made just for it!