Ceramic head planters
Plant pots with faces, handmade
dark brown clay, glazed inside
"The head is round so that thoughts can change direction"
"Thoughts are free"
The making-of a head planter
based on the "pinch pot" technique
Rolling the clay into a kind of cylinder
Pushing the thumb in the center of the clay cylinder. Pinching and pressing the clay upward with thumb and index finger.
Scraping surplus clay out of the interior and widening the pot.
Sculpting the face: modelling and joining nose, mouth, cheeks, eyes and brows
Smoothing the surface
Smoothing the details
Turning the pot upside-down and honing the details
Honing the face details and the rim
After drying, abrading the surface delicately
After drying, abrading the details delicately
Hoovering the pot befor glazing and pouring the glaze inside
Putting the pots in the kiln for bisque firing and glaze firing
Plates - "Pineapple"
Vases - "Bamboo"
Edelweiss in blue
Bowl for Najel
"Near + far" series
"Baroque sky" series
"Pebble stone beach" series
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