Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July 25 - Thursday - Pottery

Thursday I added some slip to the latest face pot and added some detail to the face.  Crows feet and laugh lines give it more character.  I also refined the notches on the headband by making more smaller ones.

I'm working on a creamer set shape that I have been carrying around in my head for a couple of months.  We'll see if I can get it to match the vision in my head.  Stay tuned.

July 24 - Wednesday - Videos

Wednesday night a strong thunderstorm blew through just before I left for Clayworks.  It shook the trees so hard I had to clean up a bunch of branches in the driveway before I left.  As is the case with the strongest storms, it passed by pretty quickly.

At class I tried out the time-lapse photography app I just installed on my phone.  It worked pretty well and this 13 second video represents 77 minutes of real time.  It was set to shoot a frame every 12 seconds and create the video at 30 fps.  I'm looking forward to playing with this app.


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

July 23 - Tuesday - Another two-piece face pot

Tuesday night saw me make another two-piece face pot.  I'm not sure what I want to do with these.  They keep evolving and I hope to get better with the faces.  We'll see.


July 17 - Wednesday - Mary visits Charlotte

Our good friend Mary came to town to do a work presentation and we got to spend some time with her.  It was a fun evening of good food and good company.

After supper I gave her a tour of Clayworks.

All too soon it was time to drop her off at her hotel, but she promised that she would come back soon and we're looking forward to seeing her again.

Mary and Karen.


Monday, July 29, 2013

July 16 - Tuesday - "Homeland" production company

Tuesday while I was working at one of my customer's offices I saw these signs all over the parking lot.  When I asked about them I was told that the production company that shoots Showtime's "Homeland" was using part of the building.

Pretty cool.

I haven't seen them filming anywhere, but I like seeing Charlotte locations on the show.


July 13 - Saturday - New pots

I got my two-piece pots back from the kiln on Saturday and was very pleased with them.  I will take some better photos as soon as I have a chance.

On some of these I did the wax resist idea that I've been using and on the last two I sprayed most of the glazes using a masking technique.

An evolution of glaze ideas.

One of my favorites.


Sunday, July 28, 2013

July 9 - Tuesday - Kiln firing

Tuesday we were firing the gas kiln at Clayworks.  This video was taken during the final reduction.  Pretty impressive reduction.


July 4 - Thursday - Another two-piece pot

I made another two-piece pot and decided to make it a hybrid by adding a face to it.  We shall see...