Yesterday was one of those days in my studio that I wish I could have every day. The music was good, the clay was perfect, the light was beautiful and my head was in a really good place. I finished this piece above, sat back and nearly cried I was so happy!
I was able to finish six tiny barns and two larger ones in one day, I think that might be a record. My efficiency with the tiny ones has gotten better and I can make five in about an hour and a half, where as last week when I started them I made two in an hour. Much better!
I was less fussy with them yesterday and left lots of marks that ordinarily I would clean up more, but I liked the spontaneity of the work and I liked the marks I was leaving.
These two pieces just make me smile. I used old rusty nails, that I got from that barn I helped tear down awhile back, for the posts. These pieces remind me of an old western store with a wooden indian standing out front (don't mean this in a politically incorrect way). I'll have a hard time giving them up. I think I will keep them here until the Carolina Designer Craftsmen show. They will be good company and I can get to know them before I pass them on.
Three more to finish up today, then terra sig and a kiln firing early next week. I am just about right on time for Festifall next weekend without the panic mode kicking in.