Wednesday, June 09, 2010
I Really Do Make Things With Clay
The last week and a half has been a blur of cleaning up the ceramics studio at school. I was beginning to wonder if I ever made things with clay but last night even though I was tired I made myself sit down and make something. My friend was making some cups with dimples in them and I liked them so much I stole the idea for these bowls. I did tell her first that I was stealing the idea. These are made out of some aged recycled clay but they still got some cracking on the dimples. We just whipped up a new batch of recycle yesterday and I really tried to get some good plasticity going on. I hope it worked. I haven't tried any of the fresh stuff yet.
What I really want to make time for is some more hand built sculptures. Here is a sneak peak of what I was starting before we got so crazy busy cleaning. I am pretty pleased with myself for making these and I am loving how they turned out. I am so accustomed to throwing on the wheel but I completely hand built these with slabs. Yeah for me! I'd like to get some more made before I head down to my month long stint at the summer arts program at Fresno State. Well, I best be gettin' to bed. I've got about another 500 pounds of recycled clay to mix up tomorrow. Thank goodness I don't do it all myself! Night, night, or good morning by the time many of you will read this.