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Jenni Green on Feb 21, 2014
I asked Charis to make a special teacup and saucer for my daughter's birthday. She far exceeded my expectations!!! I love the colors and texture. My daughter said it is her favorite in her collection. :)
I took pottery classes in college and loved it! The probability of ever making pottery again, though, seemed thin. Then, one year my husband bought a used kiln for my birthday. We put it in the basement laundry room and I've been making pots ever since!
Originally, I didn't have access to a potter's wheel so everything was hand-built. That was a good experience for me to stretch my thinking and figure out new ways of making pottery.
Pottery-making in the basement can be a challenge given that there isn't much room. But I work with what I have and I love what I do!
The pottery process can be confusing, but I will give you a short explanation so you know what I do. I will put pottery terms in quotations. First, one begins with wet clay. It can be thrown on a wheel or rolled out into "slabs" and cut, shaped, and assembled (my primary method) into works of art. The the potter has to wait until the "green ware" (pottery pieces of raw clay) is "bone dry" before he can fire a "bisque". The bisque firing gets the pottery partially "vitrified" (when the pottery is fully matured) but still porous enough to accept a glaze. Once the "bisque ware" (bisqued pottery) is glazed, it is fired and cooled again and becomes "glaze ware". That is the finished product you see! Potters all have their own methods and styles and not every process follows the above. That is why pottery is so fascinating! The possibilities are endless.
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I have always had an interest in art. I went to college and graduated with an Interior Design degree. My minor was art and my favorite class was ceramics. That class gave me an itch for pottery and thankfully I'm now able to scratch it!
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