Friday, June 4, 2010

Pots all over the place ...





It doesn't take long for newly thrown, drying and bisqued pots to fill the available flat spaces in my studio. A couple of days of throwing and things are everywhere. I'm aiming for a firing in a couple of weeks, before the Arts Alive show on the Falmouth Library green. That's been the first local arts event of the summer for the past four or five years. A Saturday and Sunday of people filling the library lawn with art of all kinds and a similar variety of entertainment.
Right now I've got spouted bowls destined for Bill and Carmina Mock for their summer gazpacho. I originally made the pots as small kitchen mixing and pouring bowls, but Carmina, a native of Spain, bought some so that her guests could pour the gazpacho directly from the bowl into their mouths. Now they want more, so these will be in the next firing. Simple bowls with pulled spouts, but they sell well.
Also, an order for mid-size mugs from Dana's Kitchen, a small breakfast and luncheon spot here in Falmouth. Dana has used my mugs for a few years now, but needed more, so there are 25 here for her and more for inventory. Also, pasta bowls, both plain and faceted, vases, teabowls, etc. etc. ....
Back to trimming bowls now. Have a good weekend, everyone.

12 comments:

cookingwithgas said...

lovely pots!
And I never thought about eating from a batter, poring bowl.
I do use them for dip now and again.
It would be a great place to rest ones spoon.
Firing coming up soon I bet!

Tracey Broome said...

WOW! Wish I could be that productive. I make so much more when I throw than when I hand build. I worked this morning and only got five pieces made!

Hollis Engley said...

Thanks, Meredith. Firing in about ten days.
And Tracey, every time I look at your blog you're making ten of something new. I think you've got "productive" down.

potterboy said...

All looking good to me - I make those pouring bowls too, they work well. Had never thought of pouring directly in to my mouth though - will have to give it a try.

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gz said...

yay!! looks god- wish I had that much room!!

gz said...

looks good-computers can't spell!

togeii said...

Your title certainly fits. Pots everywhere.
Dave

paul jessop said...

Hollis I make lipped bowls , but with handles on them, there one of my best sellers. but this pouring direct into the mouth, sound like it could be great fun. and anyway I charge more for a lipped bowl than I do for a mug. you've got me thinking now!

Hollis Engley said...

Well, Paul, I give all the credit for this "drinking bowl" thing to Carmina Mock, who saw it as the perfect way for her guests to get all of their gazpacho.

imagine said...

Hollis, your work seems to alternate between "high art"
and really desirable "craft".
I didn't know that anyone made such desirable
[I want to drink from you] mugs anymore.
But what about that tall necked bottle?
That is art and I can't wait to see it glazed.

Hollis Engley said...

Thanks, John. My stuff is all over the lot, I'm afraid. I do like making pots that people will use, though.