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Prospective soup bowl by mikka

Prospective soup bowl
by mikka

Prompt: Tomato-soup
prompted by: Glandarius, during Sketch Fest #87 (May 2017)

This artist has posted at least one finished version of this piece!

Tomato soup needs ... a bowl! And a grilled cheese sandwich, which in turn needs a plate. So, the early phase of a soup bowl, not yet cut off the wheel, thrown in light stoneware, trying out a slightly different bowl construction technique than I usually use. So far I like it, but I often find flaws I missed in throwing once the bowl has dried enough to handle and trim. We'll see. It may also get handles, the better to pick it up when it's full of hot soup. Two different glazing options appeal -- either blue (or turquoise), possibly with a white interior, to contrast with the tomato soup, or an iron red glaze that can turn out a lovely tomato color with speckling.


Jenny Heidewald says: Ooo, cute little handles on the sides... And now I am hungry... :) ~ Reply?

     mikka replied to this: Sometimes food related prompts have that result. Other times they leave me decidedly not hungry ...

Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon says: That's nicely done. Turning pottery always looks like magic to me. ~ Reply?

     mikka replied to this: It looks like magic when one of the teachers or studio artists is throwing a pot. When I'm doing it, it looks more like mud wrestling -- and it certainly feels like I'm fighting the clay. :}
     Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon replied to this: Hah--sometimes it feels like I'm wrestling the paints!

katerina Koukiotis says: Gorgeous work you're so talented ! ~ Reply?

     mikka replied to this: Thank you! Still more ambition than skill, but hopefully improving.

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