Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunday 7-14-13

I can not tell you why this picture turned sideways on me, seems that I can not do anything about it so, here it is, as is.

Yesterday, I had the human pug mill help me wedge and block the holly heck out of the reclaimed clay.
Once it was blocked I covered it and left it to rest a bit while I went about the day working on throwing.
When I had some time I took the blocks and flattened them by gently tossing them down.
When I had the thickness that I wanted I ran them through the slab roller.
I saw little to no air.
I placed them between sheets of plaster boards and have left them to set up before I cut out tiles.
They should be ready later today or tomorrow.

Making the pancake.

Juice/wine/whiskey/anything you want to put in it cups drying under a fan.

These are a customer favorite, like potato chips, you can not just have one.
Once you have one, you need more.

I am in love with doing close up of these red flowers.
I love the flower inside the flower.
I love how the green of the leaves behind the flowers looks to be part of the flower.

It really is the little things that show up in your life.
Bring on the Unicorns, I think I am ready. 

Nature just does it thing for us while we work so hard to make something look this easy.



Tracey Broome said...

I'm amazed at those of you that continue to make with clay in this rain forest we are living in right now. The thought of trying to get slabs of clay to set up is beyond me right now!

cookingwithgas said...

the sheet rock and newspaper work wonders on taking out some of the wetness. I was able to cut the tiles yesterday.
Like I said- sun would be nice right now.

JLK Jewelry said...

I reconstituted clay for the first time this week and used the mold that I made over there. that inspired me to pour a plaster slab since I have so much dried clay in the garage. Amazing!

Lori Buff said...

The never ending search for just the right amount of moisture. I've had great success with plaster board but newspaper always seems to leave a trace behind.

cookingwithgas said...

It is funny how quickly one can accumulate scraps of clay. It would be great if you could some how trade those scraps back in for some $$ off wet clay....
Plaster can be so useful in may ways.
I guess the newspaper is not too big an issue for what I am doing.

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

That red flower! Gorgeous!!!