Friday, September 17, 2010

LillStreet Members' Show

The postcards are printed.  The show prep is on the way.  Please come out and support the LillStreet Members if you are free and in the area!  I will be "on duty" on Saturday from 10 to 12 noon and then again on Sunday from 12 noon to 2PM.  See you then!

Friday, September 10, 2010

More work from this summer

More work that came out of the kiln while I was on vacation.  Added the cane handle to the vases.  Need to trim the ends more.

A bud vase with mostly raw clay on the outside; splashes of rutile blue.  Left the hardwork to the kiln and the soda vapor.

My series of sake bottle.  Experimenting with forms.  They function as vases as well.  I don't think the traditional sake bottle pours well so I came up with these.  Seems to pour pretty well and holds about 16 oz of liquid each.  Outside with Mustard or Smooth Orange slip except the one on the right with the Rutile Blue on the outside.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

New Summer Stuff

I've been delinquent but, in my defense, summer in Chicago is much too nice to spend too much time indoors.  On average, I've been spending about 2 days in the studio -- 1 day to throw and create and another day to trim, glaze, etc. etc.  I am going to make this a short and sweet post and just show some of the work I've created recently.

The above "boxes" are thrown as a single piece with the lid cut into it.  The one below is bigger but I have so much trouble cutting the lids into the bigger pieces.  Consequently, they don't sit quite right.

Also, this term, I've decided to focus on bottles and vases.  So, there will be a lot more of those coming soon!

This is the mix-media vases with reed handle.  Something I am experimenting with so you'll see a few more of these as well.

I've been on vacation the last two weeks and have not been to the studio.  I should have more pieces come out of the kiln while I was gone.  I will post pictures when I get a chance to go pick up the new work.