So I love how these came out, I practically giggled when I cracked the kiln. To describe the process, I wanted to originally make these from porcelain but it just wasn’t working out. Then I tried to throw them (on the wheel for you non-potters, NOT across the room), but really was going for a square. Try three produced these white stoneware boxes with good coffee on a saturday morning. Finally things were going my way. There is a little crack on one, and a little warpage on another, but compared to the first two attempts…. I love the natural feel of these and the glaze which drifted together like a Michigan snow bank. The flowers were timed perfectly and slightly fragrant.
I gave the large one to my mother-in-law and the two smaller ones to my sister-in-laws. I wish I made one more for my self, maybe a January morning will take me back there. She wanted the table all white, so this was my contribution. I also made little porcelain snowflake ornaments for table place-cards, with everyone’s name stamped in them. I am so happy that these all turned out, and the close similarities to my drawing. It has been a great Christmas break but I am eager to get home and start working on some new ideas. Just wanted to show you all my excitement of how these guys turned out!
* I used spectrums running hot chowder over a swipe of texture kiwi. I love how it brought out hints of green and crimson. A nice little holiday surprise.