30 May 2005
This is an example of one of my mini-amphorae. The neck is thrown on the microwheel and the handles are pulled as they would be for a larger scale piece. The body is handbuilt from a textured slab. I'm not sure if the current series will be fully glazed or will be like these -- glazed on the neck and handles with Albany slip to accent the textured body. This approach is certainly easier to fire because I can support the pieces in the kiln without wires and don't have to worry about adverse effects on the glaze from contact with the wires.