We do own another camera, but it is one that I consider Mark's camera.
Why- because I have been too lazy to really learn how to use it.
It is bigger than my point and shoot, it has different lenses, you have to think about it......
I finally had Mark get it out and give me enough advice to try and shoot a few pictures with it.
First off I found you have to stand way back away from the pots.
Then I tried to just point and shoot- some were usable.
Then I took it off auto focus and shot a few more.
I see a learning curve going on here.
The other issue is I really don't want to expose this camera to the neglect I put the other one through.
I think nothing of taking the other one to the studio.
This one gets the white glove treatment.
Take out of the camera bag ( are your hands clean????) and place on a clean towel....clean towel...hummm oh, we have a clean towel in the studio- where the heck has Mark been hiding those.
Note to self- look for hiding place of these well hidden clean towels...
Then place the strap around your neck...see I, the lazy one, have to think about this.
Well soon I will have my lazy potter's camera back.
So here is what we are working on.
We are in the process of working out more samples for a customer, to be announced at a later date, and this means we have to get the weight and measurements right.
Or at least close.
This one is to be a very low, fat vase, two different sizes.
Mark is trying this in two pieces today to see if that will be a better way to make them.
Otherwise, there is some real trim time that will be going into these to refine the shape and get some weight out..
Today I am working on a bottle in two different sizes.
So there you go- we are working!
The weather is a balmy 47 out there, a bit wet from yesterday's rain, but you can not beat a walk across the yard in a zip-up sweatshirt.
We heard about the snow, 18 feet up in Alaska, and you would just have to lock me up and throw away the key if I had to live there!
Oh, I know we have hot summers, but you can get cool in the summer. I don't think I would ever get warm with 18 feet of snow on the ground.
My lunch hour is getting a bit long- better get back out to those bottles.