I don't throw a lot, though I can, am good at it, and have several thrown pieces, they were all done on a borrowed wheel. I have yet to have my own wheel. I have my own kiln, lol, but not my own wheel, and I really do enjoy hand building, slab, and slump, coil, altered and piecing are all wonderful techniques I really enjoy very much, even when I had full access to a wheel I still didn't use it as much as I probably should have. I like the unevenness of hand coiled or slab and altered pieces, I find uniqueness in carving them out after building them up, or coming up with unique shapes and not knowing where they will end once you start them. I have a wonderful pair of torsos that were done in coil, and I can't wait until I can put them on the blog, but I have to dig them out, they have been carefully wrapped and put a way while moving things, soon as I find them I will dig them out and post them.
For now, Here are pictures of some smaller jars both coiled and slabbed for you to enjoy.
This one is actually a triangle shaped coil
jar, and all the designs in it are carved out as well as painted, they are little lilacs :)
The base is an unequal triangle, while the top is completely round and off centered. It reminds me of some sort of soft organic wine belly thing.
and these last 2 pieces are
simple coil pieces,
I am not really happy
with the colors on the piece
on the right, but I do like the
blues and purple of the
one on the left much better..
oh well, live and learn.