This was done a few days ago and shows me pulling a handle for a Tall Jug, it also shows that Beagles like to be fed early (Bailey was making very funny noises).
Thursday, 28 August 2008
This afternoon I was trying to tidy up and cut the trees back to let people see us from the road but unfortunately the long loppers have broken so I had to improvise a bit, I suppose on the other hand you could see it as training for the weekend when I'll be of at Connect one of the local music festivals down the road about forty miles at Inveraray Castle, (Around here if you go to a big concert held in a field you will usually expect to be wearing Wellington boots and then of cause you have to jump about quite a lot when dancing don't you).
Wednesday, 27 August 2008
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
This is a picture that won a competition run by the local School it's a Logo for the Barcaldine Community Association and I was asked as a local artist to make it, "more usable". I'm sorry but I keep thinking of Madonna lying down for some reason.
Monday, 25 August 2008
I will stamp them when they are dry enough.
Still to get their thumb stops which I think gives them a nicer shape as well as making them more usable.
The wee gas kiln was cool enough to unpack (It cools down much too fast for the granite glaze to crystallize properly.)
Sunday, 24 August 2008
I was making seals too (Who says blokes can't multi task?)
The common or harbor seals as they are called that we get around here a quite cute.
Saturday, 23 August 2008
Six of the twelve that made it.
I also loaded the wee gas kiln for some honey pots of mine and wee fan vases that Nx made. We usually only use the gas kiln for tests but in the season we have to get the honey pots in somewhere that we make for sale full of wild flower honey from Colonsay a wee island off the coast from here. Fire it tomorrow, a potters work is never done( until that is the pots are fired).
Thursday, 21 August 2008
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
I hope we have it right this time, this one is quite long but they don't usually take any more than 5 minutes to throw. This pot is thrown with about 8 lbs of stone ware clay, the lid is thrown with 1 lb of clay (I have no idea what that is in kgs).
These don't look too promising do they but I like them when they are finished.
I use a wire turning tool for inside a foot ring.
Getting the edge.
I like to show the difference of the turned part of the pot as apposed to the thrown.
I think I said before we don't cross hatch or slip our handles just a bit of water and shougle (rub, agitate) it about until it sticks.
The finished lid.
I saw this shape in a book, it's a lidded rice bowl but my other name for it is The Cardew bowl, named in honer of the great Michael himself, he made and used one on his journey back though Africa in 1952 - 53 My shape isn't as nice as his but I like it anyway.
We can fit eight on a shelf in the kiln.
Went to drop off some more leaflets on the bike, looks dark and foreboding but it was quite warm and dry.