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Monday, August 3, 2009

Bowls, Bowls, Bowls :: Sunday Throwing

Happy Monday to you all! I put in some studio time yesterday, and here are the pictures to prove it! I started off my time with some recycling (up to my elbows in slop) and that should hopefully be aired out well enough for me to wedge and knead tonight. I'm thinking I had close to 30 pounds of clay in the bucket, so it will be nice to get that back into throwable clay.

It also looks like I may have some fresh-out-of-the-kiln work when I get in tonight. Possibly. Here's the kiln, full of guilders' glazed pots, climbing to Cone 6. If you enlarge the picture, you can see that the kiln was at 1317 degrees fahrenheit when I left yesterday.

It should have reached temperature sometime in the middle of the night, and may be cool enough for unloading tonight. I've got a couple of larger arizonas and a great big vase in there right now, so I'm a little excited about that.

Spent the majority of my time in the studio (post-recycling) throwing. And in certain circumstances re-throwing. I've been working on a few more of the low, wide bowls for interior sgraffito, and that's not the easiest form. Especially if you're like me and can never remember the best method for throwing them... clearly just a sign that I need to make even more. In the end, I got two decently large and one moderately large out of it.

I also discovered this weekend that I've somehow run out of nice, mid-sized pieces. I don't know where they all went. Well, that's not entirely true. It's more like it's been a while since I took stock of my inventory, and so now I'm aware of what I'm missing. So, here's four nice mid-sized bowls.

And then I also sgraffitoed this smaller of the two thrown last week. It didn't exactly go the way I wanted it to, but I can't complain about the end result. Assuming of course that the glazing doesn't ruin it. But that's always a risk.

That's it for today. I hope you all are surviving your respective Mondays. Cause I've got a bad case of them...

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