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Friday, January 30, 2009

My Chalupa

Krystal suggested we make a night at the studio, so we did. Picked up some Taco Bell (indulgent - chalupas are winners) and went in for just over three hours of solid studio work. Krystal kept me company and read many pages of her livre-du-jour.

Unfortunately, I forgot to bust out the camera until everything was packed up, so no progress photos today.

Trimmed and decorated two larger bowls in progress, with perhaps a bit too much time doing some sgraffito work inside of one. When you do everything in spontaneous freehand, it's hard to know when you've gone too far until it's too late. This bowl got a little too busy in its embellishment, so I had to spend some time correcting that. It would have gone much better for me if I had avoided that, but it happens.

Recycled a lot of clay - my slop bucket is now empty. Will have to go in tomorrow to wedge and knead; hopefully it's ready for it.

Threw a number of smaller (soup) bowls. Hoping for a set. Or something. I wanted to throw, and didn't want to mess with anything too big. So, lots of little bowls.

It was a pleasant evening; the throwing room was all ours, though there were some Guilders glazing that were in and out. It was nice to have some time together, Krystal and I, even if I was throwing and she was reading. Her presence is soothing, and we don't get to spend enough time together. Basically, nobody should have to work an 8-5 job. It's just not fair.

In other news, U2's new single was on the radio while we were in the studio. I'm still not sure how I feel about it, but I didn't think that "Vertigo" was a great indicator of the sound of their last album, so I'm thinking that No Line on the Horizon should still be solid, regardless of how I feel about this song. It's kind of catchy, in a"has-no-melody, can't-remember-the words, mildly-obnoxious" sort of way. Oh well. March 3rd, here we come. Anybody else have any thoughts on this song?

Good night, friends.

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