Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A better day, but busy

This bowl is one of the nicer things I got from the Raku firing, I really like it. I was able to ship about thirty pieces to The Bascom for their Artist's Market so all's well, I guess. I did learn from this, no more little crap. From now on the Raku I do will be select larger pieces. I just don't have the time or the energy to screw with the little stuff anymore. Maybe some beads but that's about it. I also learned I much prefer terra sig work to glazing for wood firings and Raku, I know is seems more tedious, but in a different way, more painterly I suppose. Anyway, I worked late last night to get the shipment out this morning, Fedex package on it's way, so good!
New barns, a couple of them will hang on the wall, I like these, need to make lots more. Big rain yesterday so I couldn't get any slabs rolled and dried enough to work with them, so maybe today.
I started the day early, package shipped out, had Thanksgiving groceries bought before 9am, I'm set to cook for 15 of Gerry's family next week, recycled clay, glazed bowls for the wood firing this weekend, cleaned up the Raku carnage, and went to lunch with Gerry, all before 1pm. Whew!
Now the second part of my day begins, off to throw some bowls!


Michèle Hastings said...

nice looking bowl! sorry to hear your day of raku went bad :-(

Judy Shreve said...

Beautiful bowl! How fun you're going to have so much company for thanksgiving! Hope you have lots of help too.

Yay for getting your stuff to the Bascom - & love the new barns.

cookingwithgas said...

those barns are great- as usual!
That is going to be a houseful of fun!

Patricia Griffin said...

15+ for Thanksgiving?! Girl, that's when you call it a potluck and have everyone bring a dish!

The bowl is LOVELY.