Here are three pieces inspired by classical Greek pottery, though none is a direct copy. One detail is that each is characterized by a trefoil or quatrefoil lip, sometimes used on the classical Oinochoes.
The pitcher is a graceful form at its best. This one has a slightly narrowed neck and flared rim which is then indented to create a functional pour spout.
The marks made by the wooden rib can be clearly seen where the clay is pressed inward.
The foot is rolled, rather than cut, creating a softer edge. The handle is pulled: a technique unique in pottery, where a lump of moist clay is stroked and eased by the fingers into long, slender forms such as handles.
The larger pot in this small series has a flared, flower-like form finished by the quatrefoil rim. This gives it almost a fluted effect. On the exterior, the tool marks are again quite visible and make a sharp curve. Inside, the effect is softer.
The smallest pot was inspired by the suggestion that I make a piece based on the marvelous seedpods of a local desert plant: Hesperaloe parviflora.
It's probably a source I should try working from again; but here is the very simple pot that was made at that time.
Here it is, holding an assortment of flowers and some green Hesperaloe pods as well.
Just a brief look at some handthrown earthenware pieces I've made... Hope you've enjoyed them!
Note: The fabric used as background in most of these photos is some handwoven yardage I made as well. It is worked in plain weave, 100% acrylic thread in two colors.