I am wrapping up the 40 Day pottery challenge. It was quite a feet. Spending everyday in the pottery studio. I did get a lot accomplished, over 50 new pieces made. I did not get them all glazed, however I do have a sizeable amount to keep company busy when visiting this year.
It never fails that guests show up wanting to paint pottery and have it ready to go home with them in a few days.
As you now know, it takes at least two weeks to make, dry, bisque, glazed and fire. And that is if everything goes as planned. So it’s nice to have a bit on hand for those suprise visitors.
I know it looks a bit odd. But looking interesting is what this life is all about. How do we really know what the birds like if we don’t give it a try.
The piece is solid with plenty of overhang to keep the rain from coming in.
Lots of room for a few birds at a time and glazed with earthy tones that just might attract them to it.
Picture of the finished glazed piece. A textured plate with a horse embossed in the center. It’s a pretty good sized platter. Well suited for serving cake and cookies on. Ok it would do just a well with crackers and cheese, or a nice fruit plate.
The ends of the plate as you can see, curled a bit in the drying process.
Not quite the flat plate I started out to get. It justs adds to the character of the piece.
I do have to admit, I did not spend all day in the pottery. We glazed up a few so we can fire the klin again and I baked a cake. Have you ever heard of Herman. Well he is a sour dough starter that you keep in the refrigerator growing. You feed him every five days, and you use him to make wonderful cakes, breads and cookies. Today we made cake.
Today was another good day, started out with a good workout this morning. Then home to play in the pottery studio. Missing my Granddaughter already. Put her on a plane home to Kentucky. Was nice having her around for awhile.
Threw a cake plate today. Started out with 5 pounds of clay, so it ended up pretty good size.
My girlfriend Mimi came over and tried her hand at glazing a few pieces of pottery. She is pretty anxious to see how they turn out.
Today my granddaughter Destiny came over and helped glaze up some pottery. She needed to finish some of hers, and get them packed up to take back to Kentucky with her.
Of course just glazing a few does not work, we needed to spend the entire day glazing enough to fill the kiln. It takes quite a bit of electricity to fire, so you don’t want to waste it. About 24 hours from start to finish.