Monday, May 28, 2012

I haven't been so good at the blogging this fortnight, but I have been doing some steady potting. Not as much maybe as I'd like or prefer, but a fair enough amount. Focusing less on producing oodles of product and more on producing high quality pieces. I feel like I'm doing alright.

I also got a new phone, which is really neither here nor there save for the fact that I now want to take pictures of everything via Instagram. And given my proclivity for not taking a real camera into the studio with me, this upgrade is quite exciting and hopefully I'll maintain my curating with greater success once the novelty has abandoned.

So here's what I've been up to, presented via the artfully filtered Instagram:
Biggie vase. Nice lip, that. Decent balance. Some weight in the foot, but that will come out.
A trio of large-ish bowls. Six-to-eight pounders. Focusing on getting the rounder shape as opposed to my traditionally vertically-oriented bowls.
This one was either a 10 or 12 pounder. Probably a little more clay in the foot than there ought to be, but a bowl this big has to have a solid base when throwing or it will collapse on itself.
Some test bowls. I need to be experimenting with some glaze overlays. Looking for dynamic reactions akin to my favorite, as seen here.  Only different.
This is a big'un. She'll get the IYFC Blue treatment.
A small forest of vases.
Whilst not in the studio, spent some time out at a Harry Potter birthday party.  That's perfectly normal activity for a bunch of late-twenty-somethings, right?
Finding "high art" in the mundane. I'm pretty sure that's what Instagram was created for, right?
"Local History," I call it.
So that's that. And also doing some non-ceramic planning for the Clear Lake Art Sail that is now 2 months away. Quite excited and looking forward to bringing my work home, so to speak. Put it on your calendar: July 28th, 9 AM - 4 PM, City Park, Clear Lake, Iowa.

So there you go. Have a wonderful week, y'all!

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1 comment:

Mr. Young said...

Nice work you've got goin on there! Wish I could get something in the 6 - 8 lb size range to stay standing for me. Maybe I'm trying to get it too thin??