A blog about my thoughts and my love of artwork as it develops. It reflects some of the basic steps that I go through to achieve the artwork which is eventually presented to Spicher and Co, an innovative design firm that manufactures artwork for the trade. The why, what, how, and where are a few of the questions that I attempt to answer as I blog away! This is a tiny window into the life of a painter, and my hope is that my love for life shines through in the objects that I work to create.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Yesterday was Pottery Class
Well, here's my finished Tin Can flower vase. I really like it, but there's some issues with it as there have been with many of my pieces. I am new at this, so please be kind. HA
At one time, there was a lid for this. I filed that in Bin 13. It makes a great vase for flowers, however, because it's heavy and I can cram a lot of flowers into it without fear of it falling over.
This lid turned out perfect. I even like the painting and firing of it. Even though I am a painter by trade, painting pottery is not so easy for me. I find fault with everything that I produce. I need to keep a tablet, I am certain, that says DO and DON'T do this… The bowl that goes with this... eh. I don't like it. Next week I am going to make another.
See, how the lid doesn't come down on the bowl correctly? Well, I am going to use it for now but I am intending do replace this . The lid is flat. The bowl is not even and that is why we see the crack on the right side. Be kind.
I love garlic.
Another shot of my garlic bowl. Yes, I have it right next to my stove. I am not even a little bit worried about breaking it either~LOL
Don't look at the permanent stains on my griddle. As a matter of fact, this week I made a cover for my griddle. I CAN'T wait to see how this turns out. I think I may have found something that I can sell! It looked very cool in the wet form but we will see if it fires flat!