School starts tomorrow. I’m kind of dreading it. Once it starts, the current carries you, but the atmosphere is such a contrast from the calm summer session, and the change is completely abrupt.
I had big plans for time in the studio this weekend, and I did spend most of Saturday and part of today there. I was thinking I’d do some throwing, which I haven’t done for months. However…I had three handbuilt platters to finish up which took WAY longer than I thought it would.
This evening I tried to handbuild some cups…and well, this is the result:
Handbuilding? I think I’m drawing the line at cups. I love throwing cups on the wheel…handbuilding them not so much. And, I think I’m just bad at it.
I am, however, kind of jazzed about the thick textured rim I put on a couple of the platters:
So…onward to the new academic year. My 16th (!) at UF.
Here’s a quick photo of some sort of finished (fired anyway) pendant prototypes:
I’ve been wearing them the last couple of weeks on different cords/chains, trying to figure out what works best. Can you tell which one I like the best?
I’ve been working on some pendants. They’re a little fussy for me…but I’m having fun so we’ll see how it goes. The first ones I made with leftover edges of layered/carved slabs I used for other things, but for this batch I made several small slabs with colors and textures with pendant production in mind. These are still greenware, so the end product will feature brighter colors and shiny surfaces ! (Bad lighting for the photo…sorry…) I’m trying out different sorts findings and cords to make the necklaces: silver tube bails, snake chain, ball chain, rubber & leather cords, beads for embellishment. Of course, the possibilities for acquiring more art supplies are endless..likely not a good thing ;->
In December, with holiday sale proceeds, I bought myself a new toy…a slab roller!
It was delivered before Christmas, but alas, it has been TOO COLD nights & weekends in my unheated studio to even unpack the boxes. So here it sits, still packed up, on its delivery pallet: