Porcelain Workshop

Sophie's work after the first firing.

Our work after the first firing.

Ok, not porcelain, but I am glazing a red clay piece I made earlier.

My porcelain ruffle pots under wraps.

Sophie making a spoon.

Some of Sophie's many plates and bowls.

Making glaze test tiles.

Two of my porcelain bowls after first firing with glaze on waiting for final firing.
I've been studying ceramics with Ingrid Bathe for a few months now, and my artist friend Sophie Truong got interested in the idea of learning to work in porcelain. So Ingrid put together a mini-workshop for us last week. We learned the basics of porcelain and the pinching process that Ingrid uses to make her work. Sophie took to it like a duck to water and made a scad of beautiful things...bowls, spoons, plates. I was over at Ingrid's studio yesterday to glaze and everything came out of the first firing okay...so we shall await the final firing. We really learned so much. It was my introduction to porcelain too, since I have only worked so far with red and white clay. Ingrid is a wonderful teacher, allowing for the natural process of making to unfold. She is also a gracious hostess, and fed us wonderful lunches at her backyard picnic table, surrounded by the strolling chickens. I feel so grateful to know these wonderful artists and to share time with them on a regular basis.


Kathryn said...

I'm so amazed at how both of you took hold of the medium and made such beautiful earthy works. And it's SO funny because I just did a whole bunch of spoons in my own clay class over the last two weeks, plus a spoon post.

Lari Washburn said...

Oh I'll have to check that out!

Sophie Truong said...

The pics look faaabulous! It almost looks like I knew what I was doing :) your pieces look great - very you! Can't wait to see them in person! Thanks again for arranging all that, loved it! Xx

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