Happy Monday everyone!
Today I would like to invite you – yes you over there sipping on your coffee, or wine (depending on your timezone) – to co-create with me!
As you may know, we are under lockdown again.
At the start of what was supposed to be a two week lockdown, I had decided I would do a vase a day for every day the lockdown lasted. You can see what I have been making here.
It’s been over two weeks now, and of course I love making vases. It’s kind of my thing. But with no clear end in sight for this lockdown, I thought it would be fun to change things up just a little bit.
This is where you all come in.
I would like to invite you to suggest a pottery project for me to make on the wheel as part of my daily throwing for this lockdown. I will choose a couple ideas from the comments to make each week!
I am open to any and all suggestions
But will be looking for things that could possibly be prototypes for new products, or something that I might find useful around here.
I hope you are all well and have a fabulous week ahead!
bowls – low bowls – high bowls – just bowls baby
I would like to see a jar of some sort. I love jars.
I would love to see a flower pot or set of flower pots, wide opening, to hold dirt, (as opposed to vase to hold water). It’s rad that you have a home kiln! Can’t wait to see what’s next 🙂
Cereal bowls. There is nothing better than starting your day with Froot Loops in your favorite bowl.:-)
A bust would be pretty neat, but then there’s the question of making it a regularly featured item….perhaps a pitcher or jug of some kind?
In Zimbabwe we have been out of Lockdown since March. I feel for you and everyone who is still on lockdown. Just keep creating and keep busy. Best wishes FW
How about large bowls?
Tea cup? 🙂
Something that gives comfort and peace to one that has lost their loved ones
butter dish, honey pot, sugar and creamer set to match a mug (with same glazing)
i like cereal bowls/soup bowls/mugs too—-I have several. Always fun to use a different bowl for my lunch soup or morning cereal
Can you throw something tall then add angles to it?
A egg shaped button than a thin neck line of around 8″ – 10″ in height with the base being between 5-6″. Giving it a total height of 16″ – 20″ all together.
My first thought was a bowl.
Bowls and plates to go with the mugs. Breakfast/lunch place settings. Mix and match colors.
How about a pot for strawberries, large belly with openings on all sides for the hanging plants, slender at the top and pointed towards the bottom. You’d make a standard pot and then cut in the “pockets” all round with a rope at the top for hanging from a hook
A dragon-shaped cup.
I’d like to see a candle holder/vase with holes all around so it will illuminate the surroundings!
A soup bowl with unique designs…..perhaps a set. 🍲
Would you be kind enough to interview for a series on my blog called “Found ya blog?”
Bird bath bowls? 🦢
An Indian clay water pot? Called a matka, these are great to keep water cool without a fridge and nice to drink from.
Can you please give me your whatsapp number
Hi i dont use whatsapp but can be reached by email here http://rakupottery.ca/contact thanks!
Terracotta Indian Old pottery
Absolutely, useful items like bowls. It does seem to be what everyone wants (needs). I suspect you can’t make ceramic trays (can’t throw them on a wheel?) but they are so useful. So practical items.
That creativity, doing something nobody expect
How about a pot the catches the random nature of last year: Covid-19, Murder Hornets, police brutality, mystery monoliths etc.
I’m going to second the bird-bath bowl and add a berry bowl / strainer of a larger than half pint size. Tiny one are all I can seem to find.
That purpleish wild flower is a lady slipper, a variety of orchid.
My dad would find one blooming in our woods and bring one home for me
Thank you! What a lovely thing to receive!
If you are an archiologist with a focus on the Roman Empire you are up to your eyeballs in one thing: pottery. Romans perfected spinning and glazing pottery and distributed it throughout the empire. From a tiny hamlet in Scotland to the Persian Gulf you find Roman bowls, plates and urns of the finest quality. After the fall of the Roman Empire this skill was lost for 1000 years. Horrific, porous, fat nightmare pottery created by the Germanic tribes who took power was all that could be had after that. Find an expert. Choose an example and recreate a perfect Roman plate, bowl or urn the way they did back in the day. That’s something I would enjoy reading about!