|green orb with piano wires|
|broken mound, in kiln before glaze firing|
|concentric circle mound, in kiln for glaze firing|
|spiral mound, in kiln for glaze firing|
|As above, 1st glaze firing, side view|
|As above, 1st glaze firing|
|refired from first set of squashed pots|
Jim and I have been discussing the use of circles/mounds with the implication that they read as portals and/or eruption. A black circle indicates a hole when placed on the ground, or wall for that matter. I'd like the mounds to appear to rise up from the earth. The spiral mound will have both piano wires and astro-turf. The glaze before firing doesn't represent the true colors. The pink and blue center squashed pots will be refired at a high temperature. The white matt glaze is too flat, the black should have appeared like gun metal, and the pink is uneven. If I fire the red glazed pots higher to improve the white matt, I'll loose the red glaze. These pots will become part of my experiment to project words. I envision them on (clean) black circles, not wheel bats as photographed. Once this group of works is complete, I need to focus on my installation space and just play with the forms and how they are perceived in their environment. I've got a mini projector but still need to figure out how to use it!