It was a small collection of some of his etchings, lithographs, and pottery. It wouldn't be wrong to put the word "amazing" in front of every one of those items.
The man could take a paintbrush and with a minimum of strokes create a whole scene with a deep field, fluid movement, and attitude of the subjects. He can drag your eye around a piece of paper and make you see what he wants you to see when he wants you to see it. And just when you think you have the intention figured out, you notice another person in the corner of the piece changing the whole idea of it.
If you get a chance to see a Picasso exhibit, even a small one, you will come away with a new appreciation of the man's talent.
I needed to remove some clay from the bottom of the pot on the right and didn't feel comfortable trying to put it in a chuck to trim it upside down since that would mess up the texture. I remembered a trick that Doug taught us years ago and applied a thin film of water to the bottom of the pot and stuck it to the wheel head. I trimmed the bottom using very light pressure so I wouldn't push it off center. It worked beautifully and I removed a lot of extra clay before breaking the suction by sliding it off the wheel.
I also tried adding some petals to one of my pods. I like the way it worked and will explore that idea further in future pods.
|Pod with petals.|
|I had to stop at the supermarket again tonight so I left a trail.|