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?