On my way up to the Judith Duff workshop last week, I passed an Antique Mall and my car just automatically veered off of the road and into the parking lot, so I had to get out and go in to take a look around :) I saw this amazing old bird house that looked similar to the house above, a bit larger than this one and it was sooooo expensive. I thought when I saw it that it would be great recreated in clay and so here it is. I made this today while I babysat the bisque kiln, and we all know how much I love doing that!
I got some glazes in the mail while I was gone and this very cool underglaze stamp pad that my friend Laura turned me on to. Laura also gave me the Asian stamps so I played around with those today on a few test trays. Doesn't it seem like all I ever make are test pieces? One of these days I am going to know everything and there will be no more testing. That will be on that cold day in H.e.l.l. (haha!)
I also spent part of the day organizing my templates into nice little packets instead of them being tossed all over my workspace. Now I can actually find one when I need it. When I am firing my kiln I have to stay close by so that I can turn it up and watch it since it's all manual, so it's good to have some projects that aren't too involved or distracting. I cleaned up my glaze area too, so I'm already for glazing tomorrow!