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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Back in clay...sort of

I started with hand building, using slabs to create 3 trees (here waiting to be bisque fired).
Right behind them are 3 small cups, which I threw on the hump on the wheel...meaning one lump of clay which was centered, throw one cup, the first cup cut off with a wire, then another cup thrown, cut off, etc.

After driving to Asheville through stormy rain and wind, the sun came out.  Here the window of my allergist's office shows how rain hit it by all the wet drops remaining, but the sun and blue sky show the storm had passed over (for a while at least.)

Our weather has kept us wondering what's going to happen next all week long.  Spring and winter are certainly in a struggle around here.

Today's quote:

“In the woods, we return to reason and faith… Standing on the bare ground – my head bathed by the blithe air, and uplifted into infinite space – all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eye-ball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me…”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature, 1836


  1. nice to see you getting into some clay... great trees
    no sign of autumn here - it was 39 degrees Celsius near here on Thursday! Down to around 30 degrees today :)

  2. Love the trees. I hope you will show them again when they are finished. Yes, the weather has been very strange. And today I was sitting on the deck without a jacket.

  3. Same back and forth weather here in Puyallup/Tacoma, WA area. Spring will come though, never fear. I love your trees. Thanks for sharing, Barb.


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