Wednesday, July 26, 2017
It was so hot that all you want to do is move from one building to the other. You need a lot of water to drink, and there is not enough water that you can put on a plant to make it happy.
The flowers I planted have gone from grand to miniatures. I have these tiny flowers instead of the large ones I planted.
Mark has been making many mugs, beer mugs, coffee mugs, mugs, mugs and more mugs. Just in case there is a run on mugs we are ready.
We still maintain the habit of cleaning up before we walk out for the evening. It is the ritual of putting it all to bed. It also makes for a nice beginning to come in and have a clean space to work.
I spent one day last week cleaning the gallery. Dusting and rearranging the pottery, fluffing things up a bit.
It makes me feel better...
I don't have a lot to say this week, I am just trying to work while I have a few weeks off. I am working on more tiles while Mark is working pots.
We don't want folks running out the door because they are too hot to think.
How are things going in you neck of the world, hot, cold, just right...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Here is one of the houses that I did. I have another that I like even better but it will have to wait until I can get a better picture.
Note- these are all quick shots, no professional photographer on site.
I like the fact that when I do these no two are exactly alike as you can see with the sheep below. They both seem to be having a bit of a different thought as they are looking at you. They both are guilty of sneaking out of the fence as the farmer sleeps....
This rabbit has a lot of different adventures. I just started adding him into the night sky as well.
There is something about making the night behind the animals and the house. It makes me think about the things that happen while we are sleeping.
Time to hit the studio.
Friday, July 14, 2017
We are working on a glaze that we used a million years ago, well, maybe more.
The black glaze was developed by our son when he was looking for a good science project. What better than to have your parents toss you some glaze materials, a recipe and then show you about doing a line blend.
He measured and tested glazes, did his own firings and this was the result.
He won a trip to DC, we won a glaze.
We set this glaze aside as we were working more in the big gas kiln and I was having a hard time keeping up production on both kilns and our many other glazes. We were also raising kids, running and doing as you do with a family, here, there and everywhere; baseball, girl scouts, boy scouts, band, colorguard, theater,wrestling, life, just life.
I think I will glaze more mugs and make another firing very soon.
They are fun, a bit slow, require thought, but I love a red door.
Look Ma! No Hands!