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Friday, November 18, 2011

Last day with clay


Here is one of the coil pots I was talking about. The other photo was blurry, not sure what's up with my camera. It doesn't want to focus on these black pots. I really enjoyed the process of making this pot. I remember making it during a time when I needed to slow down and think and it was a really calming process. I want to come back to these next year.
Today was my last day to make things maybe until next year.... I'll be at the CDCG show next week and I'll have the studio tour for the first two weekends of December. There is no way I'm making anything during the tour. And then Wesley comes home from school for winter break and then it's Christmas, so I'm not sure how I'll get any pottery making done. I think I have enough work. I've been hoarding everything I've made for the past three months. Today, I cleaned everything and sorted what's going where. I'll fire my kiln Sunday and then one more raku firing and that's it until 2012. My plan is to start back to work in January. I have lots of new ideas and sketches, so we'll see what the new year brings.

6 comments:

Anna said...

I love the woven grass on the rim....

I envy you your production schedule. I am really pushing it with all I have to get done. I think by the 12th I will be done.....

Dennis Allen said...

Good look on the coil pot. I've got 2 small sales and a big one. Done by Dec 10.

Tracey Broome said...

Whew, guys, tis the season!

gz said...

It is hard to be out of clay for too long! Something to look forward to at least.

The camera was probably focussing on the light in the picture, not the pot

Peter said...

Away from clay will be a change, but you'll be back at full speed in January! It will be lovely for you having Wesley home for the winter break. Thanks for posting the raku recipe, I'll probably give it a try soon. Camera's... auto focusing.... don't get me started! My most hideous camera auto focusing moment was when I tried to take some lunar eclipse photos, and the daft thing would keep getting confused! It had me roaring bad words and hopping up and down on the spot at some ungodly hour of the morning... not a pretty sight! My camera has a nervous breakdown with some glazes, usually ones that are semi gloss or almost matt.

Tracey Broome said...

Hi GZ and Peter, you would think I could get a better shot, after all I live with a professional photographer! My camera just has a mind of it's own.
I'm sort of looking forward to a break from clay, I'm really tired!