|I love the color variation in the drips on the shoulder, I don't know if you can zoom in enough to see the flecking of other components from the kiln brick, or just general atmosphere.|
|Yes, I'm the person that buys the pots with blobs, chips, and broken handles. They have character! I will say that this bottle was a rare purchase of a non-ovoid bottle. I mostly purchased it for the kiln drips.|
|This angled shot shows how the melting drips hang from the ceiling.|
Kiln drips may also come from glazes of other pots, such as this drip on one of my pots when it was fired in Joseph Sand's kiln.
|The blue drip on the left side of the bottle was not intentional, but very beautiful.|
And even when the pots were glazed on the outside, sometimes the kiln still got the best of the pot. For example, this alkaline-glazed Meaders piece in the collection of Steve Ferrell in Edgefield, South Carolina has a huge chunk of kiln which fell from the ceiling during the firing, slid down the side of the pot and adhered itself to the base. The fluke of this piece is probably what kept it from getting broken all of these years!
|The chunk of kiln brick is at the bottom left of the piece in this photograph.|