Made a throwing stick last night to pass the time. Going to take it on a yest run today.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Ever since I became more involved with the process working with clay I have wanted to make lamps. The inspiration and time never coincided until today.
I am playing with using natural objects to mimic natural textures. I use both rice and glass in this first experiment.
Still not in love with the overall shape yet but there's time to change.
Let's see what happens.
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Monday, July 29, 2013
Just an update. Still no working kiln but I continue to work. Here are two pieces that I made on Thursday. I made my first teapot: pumpkin inspiration, wheel and slab work. Then I made a honey pot with its own honey dipper. I fif dome sculptural work on the handle, which will be underglazed.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
So much has been going on, some good, some not so good. School is out so I should be able to keep you updated a little more regularly.
In the meantime I am doing this double-walled, carved, textured bowl for a client.
Monday, July 1, 2013
What I like about it is it rawness. It lends itself to earthy, textured designs; raw edges.
Here are the pieces I came away with, from horse hair to salt, to raku glaze and slip. I had a blast!
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Went back to playing with the sodium silicate again. This time I mixed up a batch of slip a la John Britt and added some magnesium dioxide to achieve black.
I wanted to see what would happen if I made a deliberate design brfore I stretched it out. Here they are. One is a big bellied vase amd the other a storage jar. I have something special planned for the lid.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Went to my first raku workshop. We made pieces which we will be putting in the raku kiln next Sunday. Had a blast playing with crank and doing both handbuilding and some throwing.
Here are some of the pieces I made. Can't wait for next Sunday going to be foing some naked raku and a piece with horse hair.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Been trying to get back into the swing of things since my back gave out on me. It's slow going but I will get there.
Here's some of the small pieces I threw since Wednesday.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Finally dusted off the paints and easel and dug out the brushes. Went to visit a friend yesterday and the driveway to her home has a canopy of cherries. Decided to take some pictures and I am using those as a reference for this painting.
Feels like I am just learning
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Been doing a lot of interesting things. One of them is playing with an idea I have for a series of tall forms in porcelain with wide rims. Decided to try out the idea with a piece of left over earthenware clay. Since it's Mothers Day I entitled it "Ode to Mother"
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Well the studio is 85% complete. Still to be done: painting and electrical and minor plumbing. That has not stopped work from being done.
|sake bottles and cups|
I am now the proud owner of not just a wheel but the kiln is home, waiting on electrical to hook it up.
|cups done with experimental mishima|
Here are pictures of what's been going on with the work
|far left is one of the pieces from the order|
|here is another one from the order I am working on|