Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Yer Blues

These are the mugs from the post I did earlier if ya'll remember that. I thought they came out pretty good. I have been experimenting with a couple of blue glazes and I think I found one that might be alright. Blue glazes are a touchy subject to alot of potters. It's kinda hard to explain but alot of potters (including myself) don't realy like to use blue. I guess it's sort of like a cliche and alot of potters joke that you could sell dog poo if you put some blue glaze on it. Of course, there is alot of snobbery and elitism in ceramics and many potters also look down on mid-range stoneware too. Which is what I do. You have to use glazes that sell, of course, but you also need to use glazes that have some challenge to them and I guess that's the trouble some people have with blue. It's just blue; every time; over and over. Anyway, I am probably babbling a little because I'm really, really tired but I wanted to post something. We should have some more about the house soon.

Edit: Some smarty pants architect told me that these mugs are not blue at all but teal or aquamarine and that a real primary blue would look better because these are "ordinary". While I agree that they probably are more of a teal color, I still like them. So there!

6 comments:

Rurality said...

Nice. And you know I like blue, I don't care if I'm a cliche or not! :) If I'm not careful everything I buy will be blue. I especially like the bluish one that's darker at the top.

Gin said...

I'm not a blue fan. Prefer earth tones. An eight year-old girl once asked me, while she was coloring, what my favorite color was. I answered rust. If I had said a swear word, I don't think her head would have turned any faster. "Rust?! That's what nails do! That's not a color!" Perhaps I should have said burnt umber? :)

edifice rex said...

Hey Karen! well, I like blue myself but just not too much of it!

Hey Gin! That's pretty funny! About the same reaction when I tell customers about the ox blood glazes. But they are really pretty.

Linda said...

Is that a red colored bowl in the background? I would really like something red and I haven't seen much of that in your shop.

edifice rex said...

Hey Linda! It is a kind of brick red; you'll just have to look at it. I have used this glaze for a while so it may be something you've already seen. Thanks a ton for the coupons! I will use them. I was trying to find your home number but things have been a little nuts here lately.

Jenn said...

I like the one that came out with the dark rim. Very nice piece.

And I Luuuuuve ox blood!