Blaine Avery came to Claymakers today for a marathon slip trail/brush workshop. Blaine did demos for slip trailing, wax resist, brush work and even threw a piece and did a little slab work. If you have not been to Blaine's blog or shop, click on his name for a link. He makes beautiful work. If you can't make it to Seagrove for a visit, Claymakers has some wonderful pieces of his in the gallery. These past three workshops have been packed with so much information and presented by such talented potters that my head is about to explode with all that I have taken in. I have taken parts from each of them and have some ideas for my earthenware, (that I can now throw larger thanks to Po Wen, and I can decorate thanks to Amy and Blaine! )
I think the crane and the turtle are my favorite designs, but I liked it all. My very favorite was a long horn bull that he sketched and created with black slip but somehow I forgot to photograph it with my camera. I was shooting some pictures for Blaine so they must be on his camera. Maybe he will have them on his blog.
Blaine is very generous with his knowledge and I think we all took away a lot of helpful information today, and heard some fun stories as well. Thanks Blaine for an awesome workshop!!!!! Can't wait to get some slip on some earthenware!!!
Aren't these pretty?! Shooting pictures in the upstairs studio is so hard, terrible lights and a big window to mess with the white balance and give lots of glare, so check out Blaine's blog to see better shots of his work.