Saturday, January 21, 2017
This is a vessel I've been working on for the last year, I think I'm finally happy with it. The handle is just right. The fishtail end to the bottom of the handle is just right. And finally I have a glaze that is clean and crisp.
I've added it to my shop: http://www.andrewwiddis.com/product/fishtailed-mug
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Saturday, December 24, 2016
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Saturday, December 10, 2016
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
2 cups made especially for someone that really enjoys a good cup of tea. I really enjoyed making these, and I was especially happy with the results of a little handle. I'll make more, for sure.#teacuphandles #smallerisbetter #ceramics#pottery #handmade #potterswheel #craft#australianceramics #madeinaustralia#madeinvictoria #madeincentralvic#imadethis #tea #espresso #coffee #glaze#happyhandles
Monday, September 12, 2016
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Saturday, March 12, 2016
This is all I do now. I make mugs.
Oh, I make the occasional bowl too, but my immediate obsession is mugs. It comes from my obsession (addiction) with coffee, and a need for a larger (decent) sized vessel to contain it in. I suppose the other revelation for me is a handle. I never used to like handles, I love Yunomi's. Perhaps it's the move to resolve technique. And when it comes to good handles, it's all about technique.
Anyway, this is what's keeping me busy at the moment. Though the unseasonable hot and humid (muggy) weather is taking its toll. Looking forward to a more typical Autumnal season.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Thursday, January 14, 2016
This form is a joy to throw.
It took a while to get the proportion of the neck right, but it should be quite straight forward to the next ones. The only concern throwing these is the compression of all that clay to make such a small rim. Some issues with creasing? (not sure what the correct term is; if you've thrown this sort of form, you probably have an idea of what I'm suggesting. That gathering of clay, wanting to "crease"?), but I'm having less issues the more I make this form.
I've put my "potter's mark" on the outside of this vase, rather than my usual, stamping of the base. I like that it is prominent. Suggests some confidence in the shape I think.