Classtime

Wednesday morning…time for Advanced Ceramics class. This session’s theme is Bases! Today we discussed reasons that ceramic pieces have bases…

This is a teapot I made a long time ago. It is wee. It is also the first form in which I utilized a base. A base can be used to make something appear just a little more special.

This tiny, two inch cup has more presence with it’s base, don’t you think?

Nathan Carris Carnes made this diminutive vase and base. Notice how the form of each relates to the other…

I think this saucer deserves to be called a base. It was made by Kelly Damron and is only about three inches tall…

You might think there is a pattern here but things on bases do not have to be minuscule. This is not…

…and the base is a pot! This was made by Sylvie Granatelli.

I made this…

It is called “Porcelain Cream and Sugar Of Which The Sugar Bowl Has A Dog Head So That It Relates Well To The Earthenware Base Which Has Two Dog Heads And Looks Like It Is An Ancient Artifact Dredged Up From The Red Sea.”

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One Response

  1. Lovely lovely things. I’m in awe of the loveliness.

    “A base can be used to make something appear just a little more special.”

    And now I am off to find a base for my self!

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