The Bascom in Highlands NC has invited me to be a part of a show in July called V is for Vase. I'm not exactly known for my vases, so I'm not really sure how I got invited, but I said yes. So now I begin trying to figure out what I will make that will look like it has my identity, and not just a duplicate of some other potter that makes beautiful thrown vases. For some of those, including some of our blogger friends check out the online show Bulldog Pottery posted about yesterday, there are some really great vases, nothing like what I can or want to make myself.
I do like this Otto Netzler vase. I love his work, this is more my style. I just don't have the interest needed for wedging a big amount of clay, throwing more than five or six lbs. and/or adding to that. Not to mention trying to figure out a glaze that will work for me, unless maybe I raku fire one. When I do make vases, I take them to the NC Crafts gallery, and they sell pretty quickly, I'm just not into making them all that much. Coils and slabs and sculptural glazes are more my style, so we shall see what I come up with.
*as soon as I posted this I clicked back to my home page and saw that Meesh's Pottery also has a vase post, 'tis the season for vases I guess. Check out her post too, she has a great vase in the vasefinder show, as well as other bloggers, Hannah McAndrew, Ronan Peterson and the Bulldog Pottery folks, Bruce and Samantha, and lots of other great potters