Friday, January 29, 2010

persimmon


persimmon
Originally uploaded by Bridgman Pottery
Here's one of the things I made based on your suggestions, both here and on facebook. This piece, actually, came directly from this photo, which I just couldn't stop thinking about.

I also made a pear, and began experimenting with mishima. I'll get some photos later (still in the kiln, which is now cool enough to unload, but it is a) snowing and b) I am still in my jammies) but the underglaze I used wasn't dark enough for the design to really pop. Surface design is not what excites me most about pottery, but it is fun to try new things.

It is snowing, and snowing hard. We don't get much snow in Memphis (which is fine, because we collectively freak out at the sight of a single flake), so everyone is home and I'm about to begin a marathon session of baking and soup-making, knitting, and maybe a little pottery-making. Maybe not. I'm going to enjoy the snow day!

4 comments:

Katharine said...

We're still awaiting the snow here in Asheville. Chica, I totally mistook that as a real fruit at first:)

Mama Urchin said...

That Leslie is inspiring. I agree that it really looks like the real fruit.

Jessica said...

I've never had a persimmon--In fact, for days I've been calling them "permissions" in my head. I, too, thought it was real!

Morrigae said...

this is so pretty.