From My Sketchbook

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Every once in a while, I sketch some new designs in my sketchbook.

I really should do it more often, because it relaxes me.

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All I seem to sketch lately are bottles, I’m not sure why? 

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Plain bottles, in different colors and textured bottles

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I love these rims

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These are pretty cool!

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I love this design and can’t wait to make it!

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I love this one too!

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I’m not sure about this one, what do you think?

I must create withtext

While I wait for my new workshop to come to life, I’ll just keep sketching new designs.

Thanks for stopping by!

New Designs – From My Sketchbook

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When I was on the treadmill the other day, I had a vision of hand-built bottles with texture. Later that night I grabbed my sketchbook, my colored pencils and starting sketching…

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Simple bottle forms with texture peeking through.

Love this one!

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I think this one needs a little more fine tuning.

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I really like this one, the short neck and the texture. This will work!

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Love this one too!

I’m looking forward to getting back in the studio and making these. Not sure when that will be though? In the mean time, I’ll keep sketching new designs.

What do you think? Do you like my new designs?

Zig Zag

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I’m participating in the…Blogging From A to Z April (2015) Challenge

And this is the last post!

For at least a week, maybe more…I had absolutely no idea what to blog about, that started with the letter Z…just like my X marks the spot post.

https://ravenhillpottery.com/2015/04/28/x-marks-the-spot/

So, I grabbed my sketchbook and started sketching. This is the first one I sketched. I’m not sure if I like these? I’ve decided, that I’m not really a fan of zig zag stripes…it’s kind of busy!

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Second sketch

 I’m not sure if I like these either, but I do like the top of the bottles!

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Third Sketch

Now, these I like! I think I’ll make these!

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Last one…

I’m not sure if you can call this zig zag…but I really like these!

I’m definitely making these!

What do you think?

X marks the spot!

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I’m participating in the…Blogging From A to Z April (2015) Challenge 

For at least a week, maybe more…I had absolutely no idea what to blog about, that started with the letter X. I don’t have any items that start with an X, I don’t even know of any pottery terms that start with an X. Maybe there is, and I just can’t think of it right now…I don’t know? Planning a blog post about the letter X…was difficult for me. But, then one day I had an idea!

“I’ll just sketch something!” It started out as a joke really. Sketch a bottle, and put an X on it and call it…X marks the spot. Then I’d have my X blog post.

Easy Peasy!

But, then something happened when I opened my sketchbook, and started to sketch. My hand, and my pencil had a mind of its own, and these bottles are the result! I have to say…that I like these so much, I want to make them!

What do you think?

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Those bottles inspired me so much, a few days later I sketched these.

I love these…I’m making these too!

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And then last night, I sketched some mugs.

I think I’ll make a whole line of dinnerware with this design. What do you think?

Thanks…Blogging From A to Z, without you…these designs would not exist!

Now…What should I call them?

Watering Cans

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Watering Cans by Lorna Meaden

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These are gorgeous!

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I can’t decide which one I like best…can you?

Vintage Cottage Dinnerware

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This is my Vintage Cottage Collection

It’s handmade…one piece at a time. Each piece is slightly different, making each one unique and different. I go into more detail in this post…

https://ravenhillpottery.com/2014/07/06/vintage-cottage/

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The top plate was glazed in…Deep Sienna Speckle by Potters Choice

Potters Choice Glaze Deep Sienna Speckle

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This one was glazed in…Deep Olive Speckle by Potters Choice

Potters Choice Galze Deep Olive Speckle

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This one was glazed in…Deep Firebrick by Potters Choice

Potters Choice Glaze Deep Firebrick

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And these are the plates that were purchased for the Tropical Smoothie Cafes…photo shoot. You can read more about it here…

https://ravenhillpottery.com/2015/04/23/tropical-breeze/

There’s so many other glazes…I want to try. I guess I’ll have to make lots of little plates and do some glaze testing.

 

 

 

 

 

Underglazes

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These are some of my underglazes

and here’s what I do with them.

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Dinnerware…underglazed bottoms

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Ring Bowls

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Heart Dishes 

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Heart Ornaments

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Rings

Going through these photos made me realize…I’ve been using a lot of purple, black and red lately. Time to use another color!