Friday, October 16, 2009

Blaine Avery

Claymakers has had a series of workshops this session that have been really great. Po-Wen Liu, Amy Sanders, and tomorrow we have Blaine Avery coming for a slip trail workshop. I'll take lots of photos and try to post sometime over the weekend. This should be another great Saturday. I have been working on some earthenware samples this week-bowls, mugs, cups. I think I am going to like this Earthenware. I have some small test batches of glaze mixed up and hope to get a bisque fired next week so I can do an 04 firing and see what happens. Guess I know what I'm doing next week.
Also, made a couple of large bowl/platters tonight. I made one earlier for the Orange County Rape Crisis Center auction and of course it cracked. I have never had a bowl crack before so of course since I needed this one to be great, it cracked! Isn't that always the way............

4 comments:

Linda Starr said...

So many great workshops there. Wow. So sorry about the cracked bowl, murphy's law for sure.

ang said...

arhhg you said it trace..happy workshopping this wkd..

Judy Shreve said...

What great workshops - can't wait to see photos. And also photos of your earthenware pieces.

I hate when you really need a piece to be fabulous & the inevitable happens -- arrrrgh - is right!

traceybroome@mindspring.com said...

I know, arghhh! I made two more so hopefully one will be fine. Also , I am planning to Raku them, so they still have that obstacle to survive as well!