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Last weekend of the summer

August 22, 2010 2 comments

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.