Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tuesday- the day that follows Monday

This morning I was going to go right in the studio and get down on those last tiles for the back splash.
I knew right where I left off and thought I could just knock those out.
But to tell you the truth after loading the kiln yesterday, which makes for a long day, I was moving slow and dallied around in the house until about 9:30- then I had to take a walk up the drive to place the open sign out.
It was a beautiful day today and that always makes it harder to head inside. 

 After getting back from my walk I kept thinking about how I wanted something to hang earrings and pendents on.
I looked and looked online last night.
I would find something I wanted and the cost was right but the shipping would be a bit too high.
I could buy one for under 15.00 but then the shipping was 10.00- that just raised the price to 25.00.
I decided I was going to cut some twigs and see if I could make something.
As I was playing around with the twigs Mark comes in and gives me some advice, shows me how to use his drill press- pretty cool- to drill the small holes for the wire.
I put them both together and then realized I could have used the drill to drill holes all the way across...
Well this just means I get to make another one-right?
Don't look too close.
I hope to get a little better on the wrapping.

I do think they hold some promise.
I used some fishing stuff to hold the pendents but I think I need to work on how I want that to work.
I would like to be able to just clip off the pendent if someone is interested in buying one or trying one on.
I think I want to look at a larger size.
Mark says I will have to go on to the deep sea fishing stuff to get a larger clip thingy- escapes my brain what these things are called right now.
Again shows some promise.

I did glaze through the afternoon and then played some more with these before I headed in.
Mark is out there firing the gas kiln and me- I am going to stretch out and pretend I am doing something important besides checking my eye lids for holes.

BUT WAIT!- I have to tell you that Connie Norman has posted an interview with me out on her blog.
Thanks Connie!
It has been such a pleasure to meet another potter/blogger.
I have admired Connie's work for some time now and getting to meet her, if only  through email for now, has been great.



Tracey Broome said...

I really like those display pieces! You might have a new career on the horizon :) going over to read the interview, bye....

Amy said...

Beautiful! I used Ikea's Dignitet curtain clips to hang pendants--they might have just the right size hook to hang on your twigs. But they're not as understated as your fishing clips. (I got here from your interview with Connie Norman -- great interview!)

cookingwithgas said...

Hi Amy- thanks for stopping over.
I will have to check out those curtain clips.

Connie said...

I love those earring displays you made. Thanks for the compliment on my work. I've enjoyed getting to know you. See you on the internet!!!

Linda Starr said...

Those are really cool earring holders, I just might have to borrow that idea.

Judy Shreve said...

Great earring displays -- boy necessity is the mother of invention! Loved your interview!

Patricia Griffin said...

Great idea!

cookingwithgas said...

Borrow away- that is why we are here- the sharing thing.
I plan on trying another one soon!

Anonymous said...

very cool meredith, in grad school for sculpture i came to the realization that it was nearly impossible to make a 3 d object that was better than many of the billions of sticks just lying around or being washed up on the bank of a river. next thing you know, you'll be casting the sticks out of porcelain to hang things on. heading over to connie's to check out the interview. congrats

ang said...

oooh porcelain sticks yeh baby!! just start making sculptures to sell with the earings :))

Laurie said...

Your talents never cease!

littlewrenpottery.co.uk said...

Great work! Nice display I think it actually compliments to the overall natural feeling of your work.

I'm sure it wasn't as easy as it looks to put it together too, I was always terrible at woodwork!

cookingwithgas said...

Hi Little wren- it was easier then it looks but I had help from Mark to get me started and i made another with chop sticks for earrings.
Picture later.