Sunday, July 6, 2014
Teaching an old dog
The placing of the tile designs on to thrown forms continues.
This round Mark threw some of the cone 6 clay body that we have left over after I make tiles. He made me about seven of these and then I put my tile designs on them.
I then used the same glazes that I am using for the tiles to set them off.
These are a ton of work, but a load of fun.
We think of them as vases but we noticed that they could be very fancy beer tumblers. (very fancy)
The discussion then became how to make them less tumbler shaped and more vase like.
That lead to some changes for what is now round 3 of these.
Mark is working on changing the lip area and adding some handles up high and down low.
It is interesting. This round is made in our stoneware clay and will be fired in the gas kiln.
I have my thinking cap on playing with glazes in my head....
I had some tiles in that last kiln and here are a few new designs.
I know- more red.... I am more a red than blue person. I need to work out more blues...or maybe a white.
I like this long shape it has possibilities for being hug across like you see it or turned to hang long. I am always toying with how a shape should hang.
This one has been backed for hanging.
It is hard to believe that we are heading into July. I feel as if June just jumped over me.
I am finally use to teaching 3 days a week and then being here for the rest of the week. We have worked hard to continue to make pots even though we have not fired any yet.
I am pretty sure we will fire as soon as I am done.
I have a full 7 days left, that will take us into the end of July.
I'm betting we fire by early August.
Cheers to all!
Back to school tomorrow.