Carved

Linda-Heisserman-Pottery-01My first style consists of one of a kind, limited series of carved vessels.  Each piece starts by being hand thrown on the wheel.  When they reach the leather hard stage, I use razor blades and dental tools to carve away the clay I do not want.  Sometimes, the piece is pierced.  After they have gone thru the bisque firing, I dip them in a glaze.  I use a green or blue green celadon glaze on these pieces because it flows off the high areas and pools in the deep places in the carvings.  The rich glaze accentuates the various surfaces of the carved pieces.

See my article “Redefining the Rim” in the January 2017 issue of Pottery Making Illustrated here.