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Sunday, March 5, 2017

More hints as to what I'm making

A pile of mud on top of a plaster form...I trim a lot of clay which goes into that red bucket, and when there's more clay than water, it gets recycled.

There are the forms as I fit pieces together...and hope that they will fit after firing!

At the beginning and end of each open studio time, I get my work from and return it to my 2 little shelves.  Someone wanted to see what my "damp box" shelf looks like.  Here it is! The plastic is on all 6 sides, and tucked under the edges as much as possible.  This plastic is the same kind that the clay is sold in, so I figure it should work for a few days, as long as there aren't any cracks around the edges.  So far it's been great!

And now they wait for a bisque firing.  These are my a**s- backwards teapots...and if they should fit the handles which were a gift, then that's proven that going backwards can sometimes work too.  The manager said he makes the teapot first then goes and buys the handle.  I've never tried making 4 of them, so if a couple fit the handles, I'll be ecstatic. I'm really easy to please.

Today's quote:

We understand that we want to be better but have no clear definition of what better means and that is part of the process. Madisyn Taylor

1 comment:

  1. Lookin' good! Good idea to make four... and won't it be terrific if they all work out?!


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