The yarn bowl and stitch marker bowl are both things I made a few weeks after I started throwing. I carved knit stitches into my greenware, and actually handled my yarn bowl a little too roughly and broke off that swirl area before it was even fired. A lady at the studio said I should try this glue they had for broken greenware instead of throwing away all that time spent carving, and I think in the end you can’t really tell so much that it was ever broken. That is the funny thing about working with clay vs. plush. There are so many steps and even if everything goes perfectly you could take your new finished piece home, drop and break it.
I’ve also experimented with underglaze paints (and have ordered some experimental glazes to try out) but mostly the pencil is my favorite thing to use.
I’ve been trying to experiment with mug shapes, as I think these will make nice gifts this Christmas, but I have also started playing with the porcelain clay to make some pendants and pins. I love the way the black underglaze pencil takes on this blueish hue after its fired.