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Baleia Blu Ceramics

Handmade by Adette Contreras in Brooklyn, NY. Inspired by a big blue whale and our little blue planet.


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Super productive in the ceramics studio today. Trimming has always been my favorite because there's something so mesmerizing about it. Was able to trim two little cylinders today, from last time. Trying a new rounded foot, and it feels much better than ones I've tried in the past.

And I was able to try a couple of new tools to carve the seigaiha pattern at the bottom. One works better for harder clay, and the other is better if there's a bit more moisture. So these two are out to the kiln.

Threw 3 cylinders today, and they feel much better than the other day. The clay was perfect. Each is 1.5 pounds, so they're on the big side–which is good since the other pieces were a bit small. Also noticed that some of the edges of my pieces are a little sharp, so I'm taking extra care to round out the rims on these, to match the new rounded feet. 

This is also a semi-conscious attempt at throwing a set, having them all look like each other. I was just eyeballing the circumference though, so next step would be to actually measure that. But not bad for the 3 today. Will take a better photo for comparison once they dry out a bit.

Studio Time

Studio Time

New Look. Already.

New Look. Already.

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