Monday, April 29, 2013

Recent Happenings

It seems like the time between firings and shows is a chaotic tornado that is hard to recover from! I got back to the pottery wheel after the Catawba Valley show and had another firing recently. I'm getting ready for my first show with the Whimsical Women in Chapel Hill.
Pots stacked up and ready to go

Pots after the firing
Due to a few mishaps in this firing I'm hoping to do a joint firing with another potter in a few weeks to be ready for the Old Salem Pottery Fair on the Square.So it was back to the clay yesterday!
Parts for mugs and vases

Parts for coolers and compost crocks
Happy Spring!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Not all Glamor

Sieving slip

Making pottery is certainly not all glamor. I've been trying to get back into the routine of making pots after the Catawba show for another kiln in a few weeks. This has required some additional messy prep work.  I had to make up some slip for decorating the rims of my pots. Glaze making and sieving clay and materials is probably one of my least favorite tasks!   What's that stick in the photo above? Why, it's what's left of a sponge brush, but it works pretty well for getting globs of clay through the sieve! Make-do is so much more entertaining than buying new or using what may seem practical.
Finished decorated dishes