Christy Culp posted a photo with the question, "Do you decorate the bottoms of your pots?" It got me thinking so I looked at a few pots I have in the studio. I put something on the bottom of anything that has a foot on it. Sometimes I even put something on the inside of a lid. It gives a little extra surprise to the pots. It's something I started doing around 2002 after I did a workshop with Linda Arbuckle.
I want the bottom to be a hint of the design on the rest of the pot. Most of these photos speak for themselves.
The pot below is an example of why it's a bad idea to load a kiln when you are tired. I left the lid on so it's permanently attached. In spite of that it pours well.
It was more an experiment with form. It's a bottle shape turned on its side with added spout etc. I'm not thrilled with the design, but I love the glaze, Andrea Gill's WOM. It's a step down from the glossy whites usually found in majolica. It has a satiny, buttery feel and it a delight to paint on. I just had a new batch mixed so I will be using it more.
With our cold, wet early spring everything is blooming at once now that it has warmed up a bit. I went out to turn the pool pump on this morning. There was so much pollen that it looked like a layer of milky plastic was covering it!
Here's to sun and happiness.
As always, thanks for stopping by............*s*