Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Slipping into the Studio

People crave lots of things. Tonight, I had a craving for clay. Not to consume it, just to play with it. So I broke away from everything I was supposed to be doing, and went to the studio. While I was not incredibly productive, it felt good to get on (okay, behind) the wheel.

I mostly made some mug forms. I did this intentionally because now that means I have to go back sometime soon to put handles on them!
I tried something new, too (well, new to me). I have been thinking about little vases lately. Mostly about how much texture you could pack into a small vase, and how popular they might be. I think I might add feet to the wider based vases pictured below.
They are only about 1 1/2-2" in height. I threw them off of the hump (off of a larger ball of clay)


Craig Edwards said...

Yes! The best pots always seem to be the ones that you want to make... not the ones that you have to make. To want to make pots ... what a great thing.

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Brenda Hornsby Heindl said...

Thanks for the comments! Making anything is incredibly enjoyable, but as you said Craig, making what you want is very rewarding. I always say that I wish I could just make bottles for a living because it's my favorite form to make. If only I were a potter before glass jars became popular...ha!