next to glazing, the pottery wheel proved to be my bane in ceramics, as you can probably see from the thickness of the blue bowl. each of these have varying thicknesses and sizes, as can be seen from the bottom-center photo.
for the red and white bowl, I first dipped the outside of the bowl in a white glaze, which tends to brown and spot in the kiln. then i poured a red glaze into the bowl, swirled it around, and poured it back out.
the blue and white bowl was made by first dipping the rim of the bowl in a blue glaze, then covering the whole thing with a clear glaze, which turns grey and also darkens the blue.
the light blue bowl was glazed by fusing wax to keep the designs separate from the rest of the colors, which turned out okay. the best part about the bowl is its bottom of green glass, which sparkles in person (curse you camera!)
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XD you're right, it does. derp
that doesn't happen with stoneware :/ it only explodes if the piece has air bubbles, or if it still wet, and we avoid that by letting the pieces stand uncovered for 10 days. maybe you are thinking of a different type of clay.
the only one that is lopsided is the blue bowl, they probably look that way due to my inability to properly take a picture the shadows either don't show up or turn completely black.