Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Moving right along ...
I'm working on pots for the next firing (and next year's warm-weather shows) this week. With luck, I'll fire again within two weeks.
The gallery gets virtually no visitors over the cold months, so it will get pretty crowded out there until the summer visitors come back. Over the past couple of days, I've thrown and finished a couple of big two-part jars, fairly roughly. Basically, each is made of an 11-inch-rim bowl, joined rim-to-rim and finished with a short neck, vestigial handles and a footring. There will be more of those, but I wanted to start with just two; it's been a while since I did that kind of thing.
Today I spent time throwing 11 13-inch-tall six-pound cylindrical bottle vases, which I'll square up with some gentle pounding and ribbing once they're leather hard. I'll attach a photo of those tall ones and maybe one of a similar finished one in brown stoneware.
All for now. Still cold out here on Cape Cod, with morning temperatures today around 15 F. Warmer weather coming later this week.