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Tests and mugs

Yesterday I threw 28 mugs and today I pulled handles for them.

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I glazed my test tiles with the new glazes I mixed. They will go in my neighbor Michael Kline’s kiln this week.

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I also trimmed plates, rolled slabs and
stacked wood. A good day.

Trimming Plates

Today I finished the plates I threw on Monday.

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First I center the plate on the wheel, hold it to the wheel with a bit of clay, and make a divot in the center for my finger to hold the plate steady while I trim

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Next I trim outside the foot.

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Then I trim inside the foot.

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Last I add my stamp.

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Plates done.

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Testing

I hate testing glazes. Something about the tedium of measuring out the material, sieving… It always feels like too much trouble. Today I made myself mix a few. I’ve been thinking about this Agnes Martin painting I saw in Milwaukee recently- subtle white on white stripes. Hopefully one of these white glazes I’m testing will look good with the white I use now!

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After mixing up the tests I made some plates.

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All in all, a good day in the studio.

Art Cellar opening

John and I had our opening at Art Cellar today. It was a huge success- the work was displayed beautifully and we had quite a crowd. Thanks to everyone who came out! The show will be up until August 25, so check it out if you get the chance.

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I loved the box vase “landscapes” displayed with flowers in them!

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