Black Eyed Pea


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I made Black Eyed Pea on the potters wheel from a tan stoneware clay body and I threw the lid separately, using calipers for measurements.  The lid is seated in a galley with a flange that drops down inside the neck of the pots.  While a unique and playful finial completes the personality.  I approach making finials much as I approach my brushwork:  It must be made in a fluid, spontaneous motion to capture the energy and honesty of the moment.

There are plenty of curves to this baby – a full belly that closes at the neck and then cups the lid.  I added 2 handles that echo the form.

I have been dreaming of ways to using the yummy satin black matte glaze that I recently acquired and I visualized the black with a dark rust color in a modern motif.  First, I stained the enter surface with a red iron oxide.  Next I rolled the upper portion of the pot from side to side in a cream glaze.  I poured the black stain glaze in the curve of the cream glaze and over the fullness of the pot. And finally, to balance the piece, I painted a few black circles in strategic places. By combining these colors in a simple, contemporary design, the result is warm, intriguing, and playful.

Use Black Eyed Pea as a storage jar.  And it’s food safe.  Or use it as a vase because it’s water tight.  Add a warm and intriguing focal point to any shelf, table, or niche.

11″ High x 8″ diameter

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