The waves were crashing this morning… yet not everyone was happy to see them. Apparently there was a “fatality” along the way. Bad timing. Tragic & beautiful… as the sunrise lit up the monarch and the water drops that took it down!
A beautiful morning along the lakefront. Surprisingly chilly as the waves were crashing all around. Summer is over… long sleeves & gloves are back!!!
Just adding some colored flashing slip accents to this most recent batch of mugs. I like to color the top section of the mug, as well as a small dab of color in each stamp. The flashing slip will become more colorful after soda-firing. Or at least that’s the plan…
After a long night in my studio, I saw this wonderful kid’s skeleton sitting on a classroom table on my way out… and it definitely brought a smile to my face. Possibly the cutest skeleton ever!!! This trick was definitely a TREAT!!!
It was a long & productive night… but I can handle it. And now all forty cylinders have become MUGS!!! They’re now under wraps over night. For tomorrow I’ll paint them with some colored flashing slip accents.
A lot of stamped cylinders require a LOT of pulled handles
if they’re going to become mugs!!! Which they are… tonight!!!
Of course they all started out as little, carrot-shaped nuggets before pulling the clay into strap handles. I like to bend them over and tap the ends together so they stand up on their own. That way they already have the curve established as they start to stiffen up.
Let’s do the Time Warp again…
or better yet, maybe some classics should never be toyed with.
We’ll see how this one plays out as I attach handles and sing-along
with the new “re-imagined” Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Not as much fun without all of the props to throw at the screen…
Trimmed & signed… 10, 20, 30, 40… next up HANDLES!!!