Thursday, November 8, 2012
We make lamps off and on all year but find that the end of the year is a good time to get a nice group of lamps made and fired.
Mark made this round and if I do say so this is a bunch of nice lamps.
I was going to take some pictures of the lamps but you know how it is when you try to photograph lamps don't you?
There is the shade or no shade, light blub on or off.
No matter how you try I think that lamps look odd in most pictures.
I really feel that they really look their best in a place in your house, on a table, with a light on and a nice shade. ( Somehow the father in Father Knows Best is sitting in the chair, next to these lamps, smoking his pipe...but then I am telling my age. I mean who smokes any more? And if they do, who smokes in the house???)
When Mark was glazing the top lamp we discussed how he was going to glaze it and then he zoned out and brushed wax on an area that he was not going to wax.
He stepped back and said a 4 letter word and thought he had messed it up.
No, I thought this is going to work out even better.
His mistake, divine intervention, made this lamp all the better.
Look at those drips that would have gone somewhere else if the wax had not been there.
I would keep this lamp if I could.
She is yummy.
A tasty mistake.
The stamp and that vine design that cuts around the pot.
Then top it all with some wood ash- Well heck -there you go.
I personally like the fact that they do not match and that you could use several of these as "pairs" and yet they have their own twist.
I still have my eye two of them.
The one to the right and the one to the left. Then again that one in the middle.
But- I have a feeling if I was to sneak one into the house someone might notice.
We are a week away from setting up for the local potter's show here in Seagrove.
I think some of these lamps will look great in the booth.