Turn around, guys.

Now we can see you.

Short cylinder people, white lowfire clay fired at Cone 06, colored with Velvet underglazes. October, 2018.

20 thoughts on “Peekaboo

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      I struggle with the concept of making functional clay items – I’ve made various vases, pots, and especially plates in the past, but they require glaze (which alters the look of the pieces for the worse, I think), plus…the clay world is so ultra-focused on cups, bowls, mugs, and function, and yet that’s never interested me. You do give me an idea. Next group needs tall flowers sticking up from their heads if I can figure out how to do it so they are not too fragile to take around with me to shows and so on…

        1. Claudia McGill Post author

          I do to. I like making them and I like having them. If this works out maybe I’ll have a way back into the bowl world if I want to be doing them.

  1. suzanneginnc

    I collect handmade bowls and vases for display. If I want to put cut flwers and herbs in a vase, I use a small jelly jar or olive jar inside for the water.
    Claudia, I live in NC, the Sandhills, and started collecting clay art years ago after a visit to watch the artisans in Seagrove. The “ugly jugs” I saw then were my favorites. Your work is wonderful! – the shapes, the colors, evidence of you and your hand. 😁☀️✌🏻

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you, what nice things you have said, and I appreciate it. I hope someday to visit Seagrove, having heard so much about it. I am a little familiar with pottery making in NC; I particularly remember watching a You Tube about a man doing pottery with firings in the traditional way, even to using ground up glass for glaze material. I’ve gotten more interested in clay work the longer I have done it and I have more time to focus on it now, so who knows! And thank you for your tip about the jar inside the clay vessel. I will keep that in mind if I am making functional objects, as it will solve one of my worries about people not always understanding about using clay.

      Thank you again!

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