A Few Pots Hot Out of the Kiln

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A Few Pots Hot Out of the Kiln

Post by Watto »

I have been trying to learn how to make bonsai pots for a little while now but there was a long hiatus during the Corona "lock down". The good news (for me) is that there are a few out of the kiln this week and I'm going to give myself a small wrap - they are getting a little better. OK they are not great but I am still an apprentice. As you can see from the photos it was raining while I was taking the photos.
I would appreciate your views.
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I think job well done, :clap: :clap: :clap: I like them both, love the glaze. Are you recording the glazes that you use? Always a good idea.
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Post by greg27 »

You're definitely onto something there Watto. That last one is great, love the colours.
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Post by viveann »

Looking good Watto, keep up the hard work! :tu:
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Post by Raging Bull »

:tu: For a beginner they look pretty damn good. That's given me food for thought, I may have to look at joining a pottery group and start making them.
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Kirky, my teacher keeps meticulous records, which is good for me as I'm a bit slack in the record keeping area.
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Nice ! 83 ? Looking forward to when you go commercial . ;)
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One day in the near future i can see people rushing to the Goulburn show in the hope of picking up a Watto pot. True story. Chees John.
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Post by MJL »

boom64 wrote:One day in the near future i can see people rushing to the Goulburn show in the hope of picking up a Watto pot. True story. Chees John.
And then arriving home for their partner to exclaim:

“What?! You’ve got a Watto!”

Sorry - a’dad joke on a Saturday morning.

Makes me think .... It’s like arriving home from a local show after purchasing one of John’s trees. Excitedly charging through the front door, stoked with your purchase and shouting: “Boom!”

Or picking up one of Craig’s trees and lamenting the complexities of climate change: “Sno ...not snow”
.....

Ok I’ll stop now - Cleary I need to go back to bed, it’s too early for such mirth!


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Re: A Few Pots Hot Out of the Kiln

Post by melbrackstone »

Nice work Watto!
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Thank you all, it gives to confidence to make a few more, although I think I would be too embarrassed to sell them.
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Post by LLK »

Simple - clean lines - unpretentious - PERFECT.
P.S. Love your glazes. Keep going.

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Embarrassed :o rubbish, you keep making them, take them with you to shows let buyers judge. Everyone looks for that special pot not all pots need to be perfect to your eyes. Sometimes a quirky tree needs just that a quirky pot. Keep up the good work. :tu:
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Thank you again, very kind words. There are a couple more pots on my blog if you are interested.
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Re: A Few Pots Hot Out of the Kiln

Post by Damian79 »

These are fantastic Watto. :tu:
There is nothing more beautiful than something created by hand, with love.
Imperfections become marks of beauty.
Still Learning the Basics........Slowly
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