Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Marks Of An Artisan

There is nothing like wet clay to capture a moment in time and in these freshly thrown bowls you can see the marks left behind by the fingers of the potter. Fresh clay like this is so alive and even the best glazing can't bring it back to this wonderful stage.
Taking part in the City Daily Photo Theme Day, "The  Creative Artisan". Click here for more theme posts.

25 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

nice!!

Pat said...

Those look beautiful! I wouldn't mind some of those!

Lowell said...

I've got to admit, this post just bowls me over. Great theme day shot. Wait, is it theme day? Yikes!

Sharon said...

This is something I wish I had learned to do. I love pottery and in fact I have a pretty good collection of different shapes and sizes. Some sit above my kitchen cabinets and some my bookshelves. I love them.

LĂșcia said...

I agree with you RedPat, beautiful bowls! ;-)

Karen said...

Love this! Gosh, I haven't thrown in years.

llandudnopictures said...

You have really brought them to life, I can almost smell the damp clay!

Deb said...

Yes clay does look especially attractive in it's 'raw' state.

Tanya Breese said...

these make a really cool picture!

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Kay said...

These are simply beautiful and beautifully done. And the clay has the bonus that it looks like milk chocolate (it's lunchtime - what can I say?). Nice light and shadows in this shot.

Chrissy Brand said...

Great symmetry and a fine post for today!

Sandy said...

I love the smell of fresh clay. Perfect bowls. Thanks for sharing. =)

Jack said...

Those are nice, RedPat. I wonder how they will be glazed and fired.

jennyfreckles said...

Love the texture and pattern in this. Isn't it a pity you can't really get finished bowls that look just like this, though I know they can look lovely when glazed and finished.

LONDONLULU said...

I love the tactile quality you captured! Great theme take.

William Kendall said...

I like the patterns in them.

Barbara Farr said...

Takes a lot of skill to make them so uniform.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

This is a lot of work. I love the shape. Perfect for Theme Day.

LOLfromPasa said...

Reminds me of a visit I had to the Wedgwood factory in Stoke-on-Trent. Wonderful photo.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Gorgeous shot.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

They do look so nice 'au naturel' Pat,how amazing to see so many perfectly shaped bowls all together...this picture would look very different if most of us had been doing the 'pottering' oui :)

Buck said...

I love how they smell, too. A very fine contribution to the theme!

EG CameraGirl said...

Yes, very lovely in this stage of the making.

Babzy said...

excellent image ! :)