Monday, January 20, 2014

Tree creation three

Tree three, say that three times fast.  Ha ha.


Piercing.  That was the job for over 5 hours, I'd guess.  Then fixing a bit of a design glitch in the root system of the tree.



Oh did I mention, carving out the extra clay on the main body of the tree... behind those added roots and limbs?  That was done with a trimming tool, and a plastic to catch the shavings.




So most of the work was finished in a leather hard stage.  The pierced part wanted to dry fast, so I had to keep spritzing it with water from a spray bottle.

Now I really want to make a cat.  Trees again soon!

And I reopened my Etsy shop yesterday.  Not sure how to do all the bells and whistles, like how to get a connection in the sidebar here...a link.  Will check with all those other potter friends on Etsy and see how they did it!  Come on over...more things being listed daily.

 https://www.etsy.com/shop/AlchemyOfClay

6 comments:

  1. wow how beautiful and that carved bowl is just the finishing or crowning touch.

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    1. But with all pottery, this is just the first stage of many in which things can go wrong. I may have to repair cracks in that bowl...or who knows what. But thanks for your vote of confidence...and lets keep our fingers and toes crossed. I bet you've got some great ideas from Akira now.

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  2. Your ideas keep growing and developing. The base and the bowl seem to be growing into/out of each other. Toes crossed for happy kiln gods & goddesses and a wonderful outcome for all three.

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