Tuesday, August 17, 2010
swimming with the fishes
The challenge- make a large hand built fish bowl to go on a ledge in the kitchen of the Safari house.
This bowl will be the home for some small fish that will be swimming around.
Mark took over this project while I was laid up with the back.
It it a pretty good size bowl with rooms for the fish to move around in- in and out, in and out, what's in here a small space you can only go in and hide...
Yesterday I unloaded the last of the large tiles for this back splash. I have them safely boxed away while I move into the last stage of the border tiles.
When I get the border tiles made and through the first fire I plan to put up the sheet of plywood in the studio for glazing. When I do I will get some pictures.
I have laid out sections, but I don't have a space large enough for the whole lot at one time.
I would love to have them out just to see the whole thing all at one time- but I think it would be a pain to walk around right now.
I thought I could finish the all the tiles by the end of this month, but I am thinking it will be mid- September.
Meanwhile this big fish bowl is under wraps drying very slowly.
We are still enjoying the delude of butterflies - I wonder why this has been such a prolific year for them?
Does anyone know?