Monday, May 9, 2011

As promised...

Finally, some finished pieces. A little at at time...

This was my studio set up was just too sunny to stay inside. Izzy lounged in the grass while the bees buzzed around all afternoon.

A few shots of pots in varying stages of glazing. In a recent conversation about making pots, Joe Sendek mentioned that potters probably touch each piece 22 times before completion. Up to this point, these pots have been lovingly handled at least 20 times- first when I took them from the wheel, flipped them over to dry, to the wheel for thrimming,then another for handles, to the shelf for drying, to the other shelf for the kiln, from the kiln to the shelf, to the table, first layer of base glaze, second layer of glaze, set aside to dry, pick up again to draw designs, pick up for each color applied- red, red again, dark green, light green, black, white, then the final layer of amber cover glaze...and they still need to be moved inside the studio before they are fired.

I'm exhausted just typing this, but smiling because this batch is SO CLOSE to being finished!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Your work is looking great! I also checked out the Etsy Shop. Delicious pots! Saw on your profile that you are an appreciator of Byron Katie/"Loving What Is." Me too. Happy potting to you!