Saturday, January 09, 2010

Clay Day, Throwing , Organizing and Cute Rabbits

Here it is, proof that I actually went into the clay studio and worked on something.  Woo hoo!  I took in the clay to the studio and was pleasantly surprised to find that the school had the heat on.  I thought it was off during break.  The last time I was in there it was cold and I think that is one of the reasons I haven't gone in.  But today I could have had shorts on in there it felt so good.  Warmer than at home even.  I took the new cone 6 porcelain that I bought yesterday and squirted some test tiles out of the extruder and pressed some relief in with rubber stamps.  This clay is supposed to fire nice and white.  I haven't really worked with cone 6 much so I am going to do a lot of testing.  Does anyone have a favorite cone 6 white stoneware or porcelain for oxidation in an electric that they would like to share info about?

I also threw a bag of my fresh navajo wheel and made some parts for a new sculpture.  These are in the damp locker now.  I will check on them tomorrow and then they should be ready to trim and assemble on Monday.  I also cleaned out and organized my lockers and wedged up two bags of clay that were too soft.  Balls of that clay are also sitting in the damp locker to stiffen up for throwing some other parts.  And on top of all of that I entered a bunch of formulas into Insight, my glaze calculation software.  I have been working with this program for about ten years and I love it.  Yep, I am tired, but satisfied.

Just for the fun of it I thought I would include a picture of my cute lop bunnies.  They are more like little brown pigs with floppy ears.  I give them rolled outs when it is cold and they push my hand out of the way to get to it.  Their noses are blurry here because they are munching  away.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh!! I love those baby bunnies!!! How fun. You are so talented with your clay stuff Kelly. It's neat to see it on here.