Saturday, 7 May 2011

gotta mark this one...

 Far out gotta mark this one 12pm and I finally cracked it 12 by 12!!!!

Actually 17 today but whose counting....me!!! after a warm up session yesterday I had a chance to think about the first pieces I wanted to make being back in my studio after a month off...
Loose is the order of the day with a nicely finished off rim...getting quickly to the form I wanted to see and finishing off nice and slowly. Slowing dow the wheel to make some intentional marks and taking care that the rim says what I want it to loose open and smooth with some nice marks on the outer just under the rim....mmmm..

With the weather being cooler I have a chance to let these sit for a day before having to look at handles for the cups... Pulled handles is going to be the order for these and nice and thin me thinks, keeping that possibility of warpage low and paying close attention to getting them on at just the right time when the cups are not too wet and not too dry...





7 comments:

  1. Yay, you are back at work again! Nice thought the "loose with controlled rim" sort of thought. Amazing how much temperature affects the speed of clay drying. Things so cool here that my pots have a sulky look about them after they have been made, and seem to be threatening not to dry at all until next summer! I manage to shock them out of that cowardly way of thinking by cranking up the pot belly stove, or putting them on wire racks over the kiln...

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  2. Looks like some time away has done you good, these are beautiful forms. Just crying out, sh sh sh shino!!

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  3. hey cheers, peter I really took my time thinking about forms this week and slowed down heaps while making too :)) wow sounds like an early winter has set in for you....bummer eh...glad you have a stove to warm things up!

    Trace!! yeh I think so and you guessed it shino coming up!!!!

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  4. Look at you- working away- just shows you can't stop good things from happening!

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  5. hey meredith was a good day and really quick tooo having pre pugged clay to work with... love it!!!!!!!

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  6. back in the studio.... whoooooopppppeeeee!

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  7. howdy patricia... indeed :)) back to it today too!!

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