Peekaboo

Turn around, guys.

Now we can see you.

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

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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…

  2. 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.

  3. 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. 😁☀️✌🏻

  4. 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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