I made a utensil crock this last year as a Christmas gift for Andrew’s Aunt Lisa. It was actually commissioned for her and given by Andrew’s Gramma. When Aunt Lisa first mentioned to me that she wanted a utensil crock, she gave me the desired dimensions and the colors she wanted. I was able to create the rest. I really enjoy creating a piece that will allow for my own creative license to play into the work. I also find that often the customer is more satisfied when there are less requests on the work. With the dimensions in hand, I wanted to create a more interesting shape than just a basic straight silhouette for this utensil crock. I also added a couple of embellishments, like little buttons at the ends of the handles. I really enjoyed making this piece and I definitely want to create some more work using this glaze combination as well. I think she was pleased with the final product on Christmas day. Enjoy, Aunt Lisa!
This utensil crock was glazed in copper green, cobalt and navy crystalline. The navy crystalline is one of my newly developed glazes. It definitely added a richness to the colors on this pot as well as some drama! I love that parts of this pot look like it was consumed by a deep blue waterfall, then directly next to it are the splashes of sea-foam green with copper crystals. The inside of the pot had some really nice effects as well.