Mark and I have a made a vase for the upcoming Celebration of Seagrove Potters that will be held in November, the weekend before Thanksgiving in the old Luck's Bean factory.
Mark threw the vase and I put a white slip on it and then carved some flowers, vines and a lizard on it.
This will go in the auction with the money going towards our potters group, The Seagrove Area Potters Association or SAPA.
SAPA is an all volunteer Group with a board made up of the local potters and some interested non-potters.
It, of course, takes tons of work to give your time to help an organization work.
The potters who work on this find that making all the pots and giving your time eats away at some studio time. They are to be thanked for all their hard work.
This vase is going in the firing with Ms. B- fingers crossed that she gives it a good firing.
The top I will dip in our wood ash glaze. The ash will run down to meet up, and probably cover some of the design. I did do a test in the last gas firing and found the results pleasing enough to try it again for this vase.
What is life without sticking your neck out for something different.
All the pots are glazed, Mark is going to rebuild the bag wall and we are bringing the floor up another 1 1/2 inches in hopes that the kiln will fire a bit more even.
Yeah, I know....
I am, as usual, fighting with pest.
The flea beetles are a pain and the plants are too big to try to cover.
There has been something chewing on the eggplants and I got to thinking,
Why not cover them up?
So I did with cheesecloth.
This allowed the eggplants to grow without the bugs eating away at them.
I thought it pretty clever.
And, about that Cuban bread!
Here is me and the bread, I love this recipe it is so good and easy!
Thanks Smart Cat.
I am always shocked when I see pictures of myself and then as I look I think, there is my mother's nose, my father's eyes, thanks for the bags dad!
What is one going to do but accept that they are no longer 35 or 45.....
I hope you have a grand Sunday.