Monday, August 29, 2016

2016-07-27 - Wednesday - New forms & no room

Wednesday I played around with some new forms in raku clay. I quite like this shape and these marks. I believe I will play with this form some more and see where it takes me.

Meanwhile... back at the shelf...

I have no room. I've got bisqueware and greenware everywhere. I need to fire a bisque kiln and then I need to get on the schedule for the cone 10 gas kiln.

I have another problem looming. I have been throwing a bunch of raku pots and have no glazes. I need to get the chemicals and mix some raku glazes very soon.


Sunday, August 28, 2016

2016-07-24 - Sunday - New pots (ikr?)

Sunday I threw more garlic and other textured pots in raku clay. I have some ideas I want to try with the glazing on these.

Life is an experiment.


Saturday, August 27, 2016

2016-07-23 - Saturday - Pots and stuff

Saturday I threw two more garlic pots in raku clay. I've got a lot of firing to do. I hope the weather cools down a bit soon.

At first glance this photo makes me think of an ancient, glacier-scoured valley.

In reality, it's a pothole in the Clayworks parking lot. (That's my foot.)

Eyes: open.

Friday, August 26, 2016

2016-07-22 - Friday - Fortune

"Enchanting"? Well, I'm hopeful anyway.


2016-07-20 - Wednesday - New pots

Wednesday night I finished working on Tuesday's pot (right side) and threw two more, this time with raku clay.

Sometimes round is ok.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

2016-07-19 - Tuesday - New pot

As I've mentioned here before, sometimes a pot is just too round. At times like that extreme measures are often called for to remedy the situation.

...or just stretch the hell out of it.

This pot needs to firm up a bit before I can continue to work on it.

Round is a shape --it's just not the only shape.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

2016-07-17 - Sunday - Busy day

Sunday was a busy day at Clayworks.

The Young Visionaries of the Bechtler Museum had a Muddy Fun class.

Karen is making a cool sculpture of the city.

Ju-Ian drew a caricature of Greg on the white board.

I made a new pot with spikes.