This week I have been working on making items for the Sagger Firing. I have decided to make items found in nature and place them into thrown bowls. I have thus far made some pinecones, acorns, and mushrooms. I am trying to decide if I want to Sagger Fire the bowls these pieces will be placed in or if I want to wood fire or cone 6 fire them. I am trying to decide what esthetic I am going for. I think I am interested in exploring a rustic playful look for these centerpieces. I have been thinking more about ceramic centerpieces and I was thinking about making pots with ceramic succulents in them and vases with ceramic flowers in them. I think that this look could compliment my style and be a unique mixture of playful and natural.
This week I have realized how drawn I am to the texture a pinecone can create. I took one of the pinecone scales and used it to create the texture on top of one of my acorns. It gave it a very earthy look. I plan to start going on hikes and finding new items to help texture clay. I have been using shells that I have found on past vacations and it has been creating really interesting textures onto mugs.