Monday, February 15, 2010

"Steve Tool" Pots out of glaze firing



Here are some of the pots textured with the "Steve Tool" that have come out of glaze firing.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New platters (or what I did during Snowmageddon besides shovel)




In between shovelling episodes, managed to create some new platters/trays. Tried earlier to do some wheel throwing, but the garage temperatures were too cold and my fingers just did not cooperate. So, back to slabs. Clay is Standard 266. With more snow in the forecast, maybe a few more platters.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Virginia is for . . . Shovellers!!!





Here are some pix from the storm they are calling "Snowmaggeddon". We had about two feet. . . problem is you quickly run out of places to pile the snow. We shovelled four times -- once Friday, twice Saturday, and this morning -- to keep up with the storm. The thought of trying to shovel two feet or more of snow after the storm was over was more than I wanted to tackle. Chalk it up to lessons from childhood days in Wisconsin. The snow was wet and heavy and I'm afraid the trees and shrubs took the brunt of the storm. We'll have to see what damage occured, but I've already seen some snapped and broken limbs. Overall, we were fortunate . . . no loss of power, plenty of food and warmth, and the street has already been plowed!!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

More "Steve" pots on the way



A few more pots textured with the "Steve Tool". I added a colored slip (porcelein claybody and water run through the blender until smooth and creamy, then Mason stains added) to the thrown cylinder before applying the "Steve Tool". I'll glaze these in clear. The bisque-ware is building up, need to move on to glazing.