Succulent planter finally finished

Remember the planter I made using a doily impressed in the clay? You can find it here.

I have finally gotten round to glaze firing it. I like it but it’s not quite the colour I had in my head, it will look great with the grey green succulent though, I need some gravel to plant it up and then I’ll show you how it looks.
succulent planter
Ceramics are such a learning curve, I’m enjoying my journey, even with some unexpected surprises along the way. The bottom of this piece is fully glazed, so I stood it on some metal stilts, however they bent during the firing and I’ve a big mark on the bottom of my pot. I don’t know how to fire a fully glazed piece this size, maybe someone out there can tell me.

5 thoughts on “Succulent planter finally finished

  1. Amy at love made my home

    It is beautiful!!! It looks like lizard skin or something similar. I have no idea about pottery, but I wonder if you could fire it upside down, so the support would be inside the pot – assuming that isn’t glazed? Just an idea looking at it from an “outsiders” point of view. Hope you work it out because it is a beautiful pot. xx

  2. blueberribeads

    Gorgeous work Jill! Can’t wait to see it planted up 🙂 As Amy suggested, upside down could work using shelf props, the opening is off centre though so you’d need to check the balance. You could also use wax resist to create a bare foot, put the liquid resist in a tray and stand the pot in to it to get a neat finish.


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