First of all, I'm trying to get in a pic for the online show. Most of my other barns are images sent in for other shows and I have to keep them on hold until I find out if I'm accepted. Luckily I have a few of these. Do ya think this is an ok piece for the online Clay and Blogs show?
Second, I made a template for a hand built cup, sort of inspired by my friend Laura, who was hand building lots of cups. I suck at throwing cups on the wheel, I can't ever tell if they are tall enough and wide enough and with hand building I can make a template and there ya go, I know what it will look like instantly. I made these cups a few weeks ago, and then I saw the ones above posted on Clementina's blog. They seemed so similar I hesitated to post mine, thinking that she might think I was just ripping her off. But the more I look at mine the more I see how different they are so I'm not that worried now. But just for the record I did make these a while back. Anyway, here's my problem: what the Hell do I do with them now?!
I want a rustic look for functional pieces that will blend nicely with my barns. I have a white terra sig on these two and am thinking about a black stain to highlight the texture, but I need a liner, what to do!?!?!??!?!
and then there is this thing. I like it, it's sort of a pie plate, pasta bowl kinda thing, but again, what do I do with it now? I love using terra sig, I get it, it likes me, but I can't put that inside this plate or inside my cups. I can use the stains and sig I have for my barns on the outsides but I need something food safe for the inside. I also like using the white Raku clay for hand building, but I find functional work looks so nice with red clay, however, I have got to pick white or red, it's just a mess for me to keep them separate in my tiny work space. I am going round and round here and would love some input, some clarity, and thoughts, oh wise bloggers?!?!?