Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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.
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.
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?
I made some half pound bottles to help top off the holes through the kiln.
They are just right.