Join me this Sat, 10/28, 2-5pm (come and go) at the 3rd Annual Makers Market and Variety Show! Held at The Democracy Center, 45 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, this is a fundraiser for * Community Change Inc . I shared 50% of my proceeds with CCI (the rest goes towards expenses) for pre orders and day-of-event sales. Below is some of what I will be bringing: Racial Justice bowls and cups: Equality, Equity, Liberty (most of these sold!) The golden one with spirals, "In the Black" is still available. Reminder Stones Big bowls, salt shaker, soap dish rest (The big green has been sold!, thanks M.E.!) mugs and cup (the white mug with flower...shown on the right...sold!, and the pink butterfly sold, thanks C's) "Spinal" bowls and cups inspired by Paul Brigg's pottery Porcelain clay cups, a special clay that I don't usually have or use Nature/Groot Familia - dishes and sculptures - (Some are a work in progress; I want to wire beads on the ones with holes. The bow
Students are often inspired to make things from what they find on the Internet. Olga showed me some green dish sets with irregular shapes in 2021... that make me think of making a Fried Egg set. I added cups and spoons that have lots of character. This set took a while, and was often boring to glaze (3 coats of white to get this final finish). I am very happy with the set and these pictures. I look at them when I feel a need for some joy. The rim shapes of the cups are inspired by the shape of an egg, a chicken butt, a chicken beak, and a chicken claw. The round one was to practice the coloring and chick on the side. All contents of this site are property of Debra A. Griffin ©2021. No images on this site may be used without permission.
Pitchers can be practical tools to serve any kind of liquid from. I like to alter a thrown shape before it hardens...into a sculptural form that I find pleasing...and/or a pouring point. I like water and cup sets where the cup can be used as a lid too. Grip p itcher and Matching Cup set A teapot is not a pitcher exactly, but it holds liquid for serving so here is one of mine is anyway: All contents of this site are property of Debra A. Griffin ©2021. No images on this site may be used without permission.
For my Compassion Pottery Fundraiser , see my blog for more pottery than the samples below, and Studio Together & Dag pottery for sale . This explains my process and more: my throwing/studio video . All proceeds from the sales of my pottery, and my pottery classes while there is still a pandemic , will be redistributed...mostly to organizations helping folks who are struggling with food and housing insecurity. All contents of this site are property of Debra A. Griffin ©1981-2021. No images on this site may be used without permission.
I enjoy the chance occurrence of where glaze goes when I play with dripping and pouring glazes. It turns out random because it is hard to control; this give me good practice in letting go of control. I hand paint around the dripped/poured glazes. This was a process I started in the summer 2017...still doing it in 2019 (and in 2020 now and then). These are my favorite color combos in poured/dripped glazes. These top ones (reds with dark glaze) were finished early Sept. 2019. Elaine, a student, first used this combination of blue glazes. Thanks for the inspiration! Double wall container, gorgeous glaze mixing. Plate and bowl, colorful set. Black in middle, earthy deep bowl. Big dish! and matching handled bowl. All contents of this site are property of Debra A. Griffin ©1981-2021. No images on this site may be used without permission.
A vase can hold cut flowers from the garden. Or a plant you want to root. Or dried natural material. Or it can be left empty, as it holds a space on a shelf or table top. I make vases because I am inspired to play with form, and they turn out this way. I feel happy with this one called Pockets . I have it on my kitchen counter with a matching red rock in a pocket Sometimes, I have spider plant babies in water in the middle and the pockets. This is set of two small vases with hollow carved rims. The bases are made from repurposed extra handles that form a heart. This is a "frog" for flower arranging (flute-like structures are glazed into the water dish). Heart Rim Vases, carved. This large round vase is decorated with texture from a resist, wash-away technique. Fused-glass pieces I made, wired into custom cut spaces. Watercolor Tree Blue Curves Triangle Vase (this has a wider bottom than I could capture in a photo) My potter friend, Elizabeth, came to
It is fun to create small things. My reminder stones are my most popular item. You can write a message on the back and give it as a gift. It can be carried in a pocket or kept in an often seen spot... like at a computer. Activism Stones (4 change, equality...) Salt shakers (load from the bottom, no stopper needed!). Favors for Shoba & David's Wedding. Rear View Mirror Charms (can hang anywhere). Garlic keeper. Spice graters. Hand-built "Mushroom" Bowls. Open Mouthed Wood Nymph. Ring Holders. All contents of this site are property of Debra A. Griffin ©1981-2021. No images on this site may be used without permission.