Sunday, November 01, 2009

More Treemakers


Here is a bigger bottle form that I am making for a group of bottles that will go to the Greenhill Winter Show this December. This piece is 26 inches tall and around12-14 inches across. These new bottles are so much fun to make as I can build much higher than I could throw. Soon I want to make some forms that are life size and build kilns around them to fire them. (ps. got the idea from Mike Sandford, potter extraordinaire from Elon University) HMMMMM....can't wait till January, my vacation month....

19 comments:

ArtPropelled said...

Life size will be brilliant! This one is pretty big. I love the stories you carve onto your pots and of course the birds are my favourites.

leanne pizio said...

Thanks Robyn,
I really hope to make some life sized ones. I am aiming high! We'll see if I make it.

Cynjon said...

These are wonderful!!
Hmn...you know, the holidays are fast approaching...is there a spot online to purchase your work?

Jacky said...

Is this another coil bottle??? Looks amazing and I love the size...I wish I lived closer...I would love one of your bottles. As Robyn says, they tell a story and I love your carving.

Jacky xox

lynne h said...

oh lordy, leanne, these are spectacular... treemakers - i love that!!

beautiful week to you sweet woman!

xo

Undaunted said...

Wow, I CAN'T WAIT to see your life size pieces! I hope you will share how you build your kiln around them? As you know, I'd love to build some huge pieces myself but I'm limited by kiln space at class.

These pieces are great too! It's hard to imagine size from a photo isn't it? So I'm glad you included measurements. I've been thinking of doing some sgraffito on tiles again...

FairiesNest said...

You know I love these characters but Life size?! How marvelous!!!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Your latest work is gorgeous... You have such talent....

Leanne Pizio said...

Hey Cynjon,
Thank you so much! I do ebay almost every week. My ebay name is pottingshed. I also have an etsy store that is sitting empty but should have some work in it this week.

Thank you Jacky! this is a coil pot. Most of the large building I do is coiled. That method seems the easiest for me for building large and fast.
I wish you lived closer too so we could get together and do art! I so love your work!

Hey Lynne, Can you see me waving from here! Thank you sweet woman yourself!

Hey Un D, I have missed talking to you over the internet!
If I ever get to making some life sized pieces I will definitely share. I am getting an I Flip....video recorder this week so that I can post demonstrations on building and throwing. I'll let you know when I do.

We'll see Cynthia....I am aiming high but how far I get....hmmmmm

Thank you so much Gwen!

Sharon said...

OH me your story bottles are wonderful. I love your dream of life size and building a kiln to accomodate. Hurry up January.

Undaunted said...

I notice you said you coil build when you want to build large and fast? I find coiling takes me ages because I have to let the item set up every few coils. Is it because you have a few items on the go at the same time? I should do that really. I usually just do some dishes while I'm waiting!!

Cynjon said...

I'll be checking your assorted stores! As much as I think they woud be wonderful gifts for others, they'd also be wonderful gifts for myself!

BLACK AND WHITE said...

Wonderful! LOVE it!

caroline douglas said...

These are wonderful! Great work.

La Dolce Vita said...

just found your blog and your work is amazing!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Hey Leanne: You are featured on Greensboro Daily Photo tomorrow. Hint: Hold on for the ride!

bindu said...

These are incredible! Life-size would be awesome. When you make them, do post pictures of the process as well. It will be fascinating to see!

jens hunger said...

a good bottle for wine.....

Undaunted said...

Leanne I miss you!! Come back!