Thursday, December 25, 2008

An Onggi Christmas

We brought an evergreen branch into the studio today, and it's keeping company with Mr. Oh's proliferating onggi jars.  Lately he's been making lots of small pots and sculpture, but in the past few days he's been making this relatively small size onggi and experimenting with drawing on them. We also had some really nice gifts out of the kiln - lots of exciting clay/slip/glaze combos, as well as a few new forms.
We ended up taking a lot of pictures today with Mr. Park, the photographer at the elementary school, because the gallery needs more images for the catalogue.  Here are some of our new pots fresh out of the test kiln... They were basically glaze tests, but we really like some of them.  These are little animal boxes Naomi's been having fun with...

Michael made some cups with lots of different slip/glaze combos.  We're firing to cone 7 in reduction, and we're really into some of the possibilities this opens up.  The bird above on the left and the center cup are Mr. Oh's celadon glaze, which is really beautiful at this temperature.  The old Koryo celadon and punchong glazes were similar to this glaze, and also fired to around cone 7.
And lastly, a faceted bottle.  Merry Christmas, everyone!


veggievixen said...

those little animals are so cute!!


camchris1 said...

Happy holidays to you both! Really enjoying the images &pieces you are posting. We would love to be at your show next month. Chris Campbell

Michael and Naomi said...

Hope you are having a happy holiday time too! It's great to hear from you, and we're still really enjoying your pots at home. We're looking forward to seeing more!

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