For a three part ceramics class project involving coiling. This particular one is the exposed coil technique, so you can clearly see all that crazy shit happening. My inspiration came from a Japanese horror comic called "Uzumaki", about a town being haunted by spirals. When someone is cremated in the town, a black spiral of smoke billows out from the building before drifting down into the pond at the center of town. The main character's father is a potter and uses the clay from the pond on his work. His work goes in the kiln perfectly normal, but when it comes out it becomes radically distorted and melted, with mysterious spiral patterns on the surface.
I wanted this to look like it was melting, so I thought it would be fun to add that dripping effect, and to have it leaning it off to the side. My teacher said that for this particular pot we needed to wipe the glaze back once we applied it so that the coils would really stand out. I think it really worked well with the melting look; it looks like the color is dripping off of it. (I should have thought about that and left the color on the drips themselves!) I have two other pots that go with this project that I will post soon.