Just a few shots from around the studio today.
Rolled out slabs for some serving trays and box vases yesterday.
Thanks Rob for taking the above pictures!
Today I finished a few menorahs. Let me know what you think, and thanks for reading.
Yesterday I threw 28 mugs and today I pulled handles for them.
I glazed my test tiles with the new glazes I mixed. They will go in my neighbor Michael Kline’s kiln this week.
I also trimmed plates, rolled slabs and
stacked wood. A good day.
Today I finished the plates I threw on Monday.
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
Next I trim outside the foot.
Then I trim inside the foot.
Last I add my stamp.
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!
After mixing up the tests I made some plates.
All in all, a good day in the studio.