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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