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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Similars

I never can seem to make more than two or three of a thing before I get distracted and move on to something else. So, this week I went ahead and got that out of the way and then focused on making bowls and mugs of similar shapes and sizes. Good thing I don't work as a production potter! The jars above are similar to ones that Po Wen Liu did a demo of in his workshop, I finally got around to trying them and I really like them.
I'm starting to like gargoyles, pots for Raku here, and below a try at slip trailing from a demo that Blaine Avery did. I just went ahead and copied the turtle he did until I can figure out the slip trailer, it's not a natural thing for me at this point, but I think I like using it, just need more practice and some idea of what to do with it.

obligatory votives for the holiday sale I have coming up
I have sold all of my baskets, but again, made three, got distracted..........

finished up the week with mugs and bowls. It took me forever to learn to trim a foot ring. I cut through more bowls than I care to think about. I really like my foot rings now, and it took me no time to trim these bowls, practice practice practice!!!!! I have enough pots for a bisque kiln, so I will fire Saturday and then a cone 10 and a Raku for next week.

9 comments:

Linda Starr said...

Heck I can't even repeat myself once and I get distracted, love your gargoyle pots.

ang said...

oh well done speedy, i'm with you variety keep the kiln load interesting..

traceybroome@mindspring.com said...

Haha! Glad I've got some good company out there, girls!

cindy shake said...

I can work in a "series" but I'm never able to duplicate anything. I can't imagine throwing a whole dinner service as some of our talented friends do... I marvel at the work of Michael Kline, Brandon Phillips, Tom Gray and others who are able to.

Patricia Griffin said...

Aw heck, variety IS the spice of life! You do it all well. Like the jars!

cookingwithgas said...

who cares as long as you are making pots.
I do like series if I am working on something- but who says that they all have to look alike?
Happy Thanksgiving to you and the family!
M

traceybroome@mindspring.com said...

I never really thought of approaching making pots in a series. I like that idea, next round I'll give it a try and see what I come up with.

paul jessop said...

Hi, Great work, I love the variety too. You've been busy. makes me feel like I better get on and make more pots.

Judy Shreve said...

These pots look wonderful! - you've been busy.

I work in a series-not sets - but similar. I love sitting down to dinner with the only similarity is that everything is hand crafted -- let the factories churn out identical sets.

Happy Thanksgiving!