Saturday, June 19, 2010

Leaf Pot

This leaf magically dropped into a bowl I was glazing and unbeknownst to me it got fired into this oil spot bowl.  I have been trying to figure out how it happened and how to reproduce it for 20 years now!

John Britt
www.johnbrittpottery.com

8 comments:

jbowen43 said...

They are still doing that in China

John Britt said...

Where are they doing it? What do you know about it? Maybe they will tell me the secret?!

jim said...

that is totally amazing john... do you know the species of leaf?

Matt said...

On some of the chinese versions I've seen, the leaf appeared to be a mulberry leaf. So, I tried a mulberry leaf in a base that was suscebptible to the bleaching from straw ash that Tichane mentions. Got nothing.

I've gotten the tortoise shell effect, that's pretty easy. But never figured out how they got so much detail from the leaf.

John, was this one you have really an "accide/nt," or are you pulling our leg...

Kari Weaver Hopkins said...

Are you shitting me? You've earned a reputation for BSing...

claydancer said...

Very funny! Two different leaves in two different bowls? Me thinks a little rutile brushwork to help it along?

Jason Fasi said...

ask Irene and Guang-Chung Lee of houdeasianart dot com. I know they own a Taiwanese-made "singing bowl" where this technique was done by a ceramist well known for it.

Michael Kline said...

bullshit.