Thursday, January 28, 2010
I've gone and soiled my sacred space ...
I make a mess when I make pots. Throwing, trimming, glazing ... whatever. Today I trimmed eight big plates/platters that I threw yesterday and got brown trimmings all over the place. This shot above was made just as I trimmed the foot of the last of yesterday's mugs. That's an old Steve Lally tankard holding lemonade on the mug wareboard. Steve is an old friend from Torpedo Factory days in Alexandria, Va., when I was just learning to make pots.
I've put handles on the mugs and the plates are drying. I fired a bisque load today and will fire another tomorrow and another the day after that. Gotta mix a bunch of glazes in the meantime, hoping to fire the big kiln late next week. But I've got jury duty Monday, which may throw a spanner into the whole thing.
Light snow flurries falling all day today here on Cape Cod.