Sunday, March 26, 2017

2017-03-06 - Monday - Mint Museum Tour

Monday Brian Gallagher gave the Delhom Service League a tour of the Delhom Collection's American Ceramics. Brian gave a great tour, as usual; full of interesting information about all the factories, materials, artists, subjects, and circumstances of the creations.

There were many interesting pieces, but my favorite by far were these two "egg" vases. Amazing.

Ott and Brewer, Trenton, New Jersey; Isaac Broome (designer, modeler), American (born in Canada), 1835-1922. Pair of Vases, 1877, Parian porcelain. Museum Purchase: Exchange Funds from the Gift of Harry and Mary Dalton. 2003.97.3.1-2

On the way out I really enjoyed this David Leach "cylinder". I would like to try making a similar top on some of my pots.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

2017-03-05 - Sunday - Looking around

Sunday I was looking around in the yard. It's good to look around occasionally; it allows you to notice and appreciate things.

The hostas are making their annual emergence, fragile, and new.

These fir trees are another yard away
but I am often struck by their height and girth.
They are mighty.


Friday, March 24, 2017

2017-03-04 - Saturday - Busy, busy, busy

Saturday was Muddy Fun day at Clayworks. As usual we had a nice group of students and volunteers.

At the mid point of the class I usually sit down, finish something on the wheel and tell everyone, "This is our next project...". It always gets a laugh.

Saturday I threw a bottle and we laughed.

I left the room for a while to handle some other things and when I returned several people had copied my bottle! Most of these students had never thrown before and they managed to make bottles with narrow necks. We were amazed.

My bottle.

Student bottle.

Later Karen and I went to the Southern Spring Show and after that to Burton's where we sat at the bar and had some hamburgers.

When we got home I pulled the molding off the kitchen doorway and removed the pocket door so we can fit the new refrigerator through it when it gets here. Yee-ha.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

2017-03-03 - Friday - Refrigerator

We are replacing our ~27 year old refrigerator and because of that I cleaned off the old one. Without all the magnets and photos it looks like we already have a new one, albeit an almond one which rather dates it.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

2017-02-27 - Monday - Glazing

Monday I glazed the rest of the Empty Bowls. I did a lot of different processes on them and ended up the decoration with some fun doodles.



First dips.

Second dips, waxed, sprayed, painted, doodled.

In the kiln.


A while back I posted a photo of my sad little rosemary plant. It's still in water and it's blooming again. I really need to plant it in the ground somewhere.


Monday, March 20, 2017

2017-02-24 - Friday - New tea bowl

The other night I saw John Britt holding one of these Robin Mackay tea bowls on Facebook and after I got my breath back, I clicked over to her website and ordered one. When I was ordering it I had some questions about the shipping so I called her and we had a lovely conversation. Potters are generally pretty nice people, and Robin is no exception.

I couldn't wait to get that cup in my hands and it arrived on Friday. It was everything it was in the photo and more.

Beautiful work, Robin!

Go to her website to check out the cups and while you're there look at her other work. I especially love the cairns.