Worked more on my leave behind mugs today. I tried stamping a couple didn’t seem to work the first time around, the clay was too thin on the bottoms of the mugs. The stamp wants to go right through. Have an idea of making standout design. Not sure how that will go. Maybe the glaze stamp will end up being the way to go.
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.
Sometimes you just have to keep working on a piece until you get a desired shape.
Today it was all about throwing a big vase. How tall can I go with one piece of clay. Yes you can add onto a piece and make it taller. But how far can you take one piece, in one setting.
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.
While waiting on the kiln to cool. I put myself to work making a couple of coffee mugs. We don’t mess around here when it comes to our coffee. We both like to have a good 16 oz, cup full. They also make for nice beer steins. You can place your pottery mugs in the freezer and they will keep your cold drinks cold for along time.
Today’s pottery, large urn style vase. Will try molding this one forming ridges when it dries to almost leather dry.
Spent most of my time in the studio on trimming and cutting in the bottoms of the earlier pieces.