Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Filling in the holes

 This week we are filling in the holes.

We have the kiln load for Mr. Workhorse about finished when we realized that we had some rather large holes to fill. As in 2 of the top (crown) shelves and then small fillers to finish out the load.

Mark pulled out some big pots while I was waxing the bisque.
He uses 6 pounds of clay for these and they are about 14 to 15 inches tall.
He covers them for a day or two before he puts the touches on them.

  While they are drying he places a bag over them to let them dry more even.
Tomorrow he will carve and stamp the ones he made on Monday.

He also made some vases that he trimmed and cut feet on. I stole them right away and use them as a canvas for a show we have been invited to be in.
I was not sure up until that moment that we would be able to pull something out for this show, now that these are underway I think we will have some collaborations to send.
What I wanted to do was some of the same things I have been doing on tiles.
I took some of those same designs and placed them on the vases making them wrap all the way around the pieces. It is interesting to see how they transfer over.
I was feeling my grove as I got to the last one. In fact I think we will do more of these, maybe even in the tile clay.
 How do I plan to finish these you might ask?
To tell you the truth, I am thinking about that now.
Isn't it just like a potter to try something new when there is a deadline.....
What could possible go wrong?

Here are my hole fillers.
I made some half pound bottles to help top off the holes through the kiln.
They are just right.

More later.


Gary's third pottery blog said...

Just wonderful shapes :)

Michèle Hastings said...

Those footed vases will be fabulous!

Sandy miller said...

I love fresh pots! I think I put off firing just to keep making fresh pots...... Yum! Nice pull for 6 pounds! Can't wait to these fired :)

Trish said...

Love those little jars and the carving on the vases..ahhhhh! the carvings!! wonderful..
great day to you! T.

Laurie said...

Looking forward to seeing those carved vases fired

Anna M. Branner said...

oooh, can't wait to see how the tile design pots turn out.

Tracey Broome said...

You and Mark sure make a good team. Looks like you both have new inspiration this year, must be those new lives in your world:)

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

I LOVE those flower vases with the feet. Can't wait to see the finished product.