The rains came down and the wheel spun round and round. We are in for a week of rain. What better excuse for a day in the studio. I spent a full eight hours in the studio today working on sculptures for my March show at the Bell Memorial Union at Chico State. I also made a bunch of heart bowls before it gets too late for Valentine's day items. Keep an eye out for them in my Etsy store.
I had so much fun in studio. I set out a bunch of different projects and spent the afternoon flitting about from one to the other. I tried some new techniques including inlaying some cone 6 porcelain into my cone six navajo wheel. Both clays I got from IMCO. I got this technique from Maureen Mills' book, Surface Design for Ceramics that I got at my local Barnes and Noble.
I finished putting a couple of orbs onto sculptures and now they are fully assembled. I also threw some more orbs for a couple more sculptures that I will make with this red mid-range clay. In this sneak peak of my sculpture in progress you can see the sgrafitto swirls. This is were I am inlaying the porcelain. I am also trying some sprig ideas. I don't have any sprigs made yet but I wanted to get an idea of how they might look so I stamped some clay with rubber stamps and used mini cookie cutters to get the sprigs. Kind of interesting but I think I will like the sprigs better if I ever get them made. There is only so much time in the day! Ugh. I took all kinds of goodies and supplies with me over to school and I had the whole big studio all to myself. I wanted to do more and I didn't want to leave. I am still exited and wish I was over there but truthfully, I don't think I can move! Tomorrow is another day. Besides...it's just going to keep on raining.