I've mixed up a new batch of white slip this morning. I did a bit of slipping yesterday, but for these bigger pots, my bucket is too small, and the slip wasn't deep enough. Anyway, here's the bellarmine, with handle, slipped.
I might make some more of these - it was a pot went wrong, actually, and half way through I decided it was going to be a bottle. When I belly out, I belly out from the bottom first, but that shrinks the pot. So I also belly out from the top down, which stretches the clay but keeps the height (I also pull-up and belly out at the same time, earlier on in the process.) Anyway, it lost it a bit half way through, but I quite like it. This may get scratched on by someone who's turning out to be quite good at it.
I have also slipped some beakers. They're very Winchcombe:
I prefer the half-slipped ones I think. This is what they turn out like:
When pots go wrong, they tend to go in to service in one of the family households. Yesterday, I discovered that my pots tend to leak a bit - they sweat a bit underneath. I started out glazing functional pots all over, and firing on stilts. I'm wondering whether to go back to that. Saying that, almost all the earthenware pots I have do exactly the same. It doesn't worry me, I'm just a bit worried that it might worry the people who buy my pots.
These mixing bowls came out of the kiln yesterday:
These were inspired by day-time television. I saw one being used - filled with stewed fruit, or some jam or something, in a Devon cottage.
Again, I quite like them, but they are very rough and ready. What I call country pots - made and decorated quickly, I guess. I'm trying to spend a bit more time on things and be a bit more careful.
Actually, they look better in real life. The sun isn't out here, so the pictures look a bit drab.