to say that I am thrilled with these is an understatement. Bisque firing a bunch more of these today.
This weekend I also went to see this show and lecture. I bought the book that accompanied the show, which is something that I rarely do, but I think I'll go back to it over and over again. I drew and took notes furiously throughout the lecture- not so much on this potter's style- it was very much in the folk, utilitarian style of the NC mountains (read- really, really thick), but he used a slip-painting style that was reminiscent of Wedgwood Jasperware (without knowing about Jasperware) and crystalline glazes. Crystalline isn't something I'm interested in pursuing- they're not really food safe- almost, but not quite, too soft and leachable, and frankly, too finicky in the firing. I'm not into finicky. Nope. But I did fall in love with how they cascade down the shoulders of large vases, and that, friends, is something I can draw. If you're in Memphis, the show runs through mid-November. There's also a nice impressionist exhibit up through Oct 9.