Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Give Peas a Chance!

A couple of weeks ago at Pottery School, when I had some extra clay which was fast turning too hard to work with, I made this “Peas in the Pod”. Thinking it’d make a pretty display for my countertop.

IMG_0477 I rolled three balls in different sizes. I cut a rectangular slab and ran the pin tool very unevenly on the sides. Then I kept the three peas at the center of the slab and raised the side walls with my fingers. Of course I “slipped and scored” each “pea” to the “pod”.

IMG_0476 It was left to dry for a week and then my teacher bisque-fired it. I used a green underglaze to paint it. Lastly I used a transparent lead-free glaze on top.

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It was again fired in the kiln. What you see is twice fired Peas in the Pod! What do you think?

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While we are on the subject of my favorite vegetable I lovingly called “Poto” as a kid, please see my peas recipes too. They have real peas in them!

Peas, pretty peas!

12 comments:

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

wow - looks wonderful...

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

You are a very talented person!

Scribbler :) said...

they look very real...and delicious!

GB said...

Oooh--I like it--what a wonderful prop it will make for your next pea dish. Want my mater paratha recipe?

purplehomes said...

PPPP : Pretty Pea Pod Pree :)

Totally agree with GB, it will be such a cute prop for your next pea dish.

ishmi said...

wow! what a great idea and what superb execution! :) You go girl!

Sayantani said...

pretty peas from Pree.

Priya said...

Beautiful clicks, i love peas very much..

Shilpa said...

Looks lovely pree:)

shooting star said...

a very very lovely piece and very imaginative!!!.....
you are so talented girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Such great Pics of Peas!!

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Anonymous said...

Very Nice and interesting skill to learn. Do you do wheel throwing too? I have looked at some of your other pottery work, and they are simply amazing, the glazing is perfect. Are they made by hand or on wheel?