Thursday, November 10, 2011

Going Lid Crazy

Hello! Hello! So I just got a small part time job to make a little extra cash and since I know it might consume me a bit at first I am trying to finish up the last 10 pounds of clay I have. I have been practicing my knob throwing on lids. They look great! Most of them are in the kiln right  now (as part of the small army of honey pots I made). I have a few to share though. I am just going lidded pot crazy though. I am very happy that I am getting better at sizing them up. Before I had problems even though I used the calipers. Here are some cylinder canisters or jars I have just finished on Monday. I got some red clay on them, but its no big deal.

Here is another thing that has been on the drying table for a while. A little teapot. It is the first one I have made with an attached handle and not a cane or bamboo one. I'm not crazy about how it came out, but overall I like it.

And last are some pots that I got around to posting today. The serving bowl is my first finished Terracotta piece. I decided the "naked" natural clay needed to stay that way. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I Love Fall!

So I am going to show you some things that I have been up too, but I am not going to lie that I have had major fall fever. I know some people get spring fever, but I get it for fall. I have carved two pumpkins (both scary faces, no template needed), bought countless gourds, and cut out too many paper decorations for the house. I loved every minute of October and I am sad to see it go. I also spent some time at the County Line Orchard, which I can't get enough of and might make another trip to. Here is a picture of me chilling with the pumpkins. I couldn't really open my eyes due to the crazy sun.

I have been making more than I actually get done, which means I make stuff and later think that it is ugly! Hate when that happens. So tonight I have about four honey pots to trim and their lids to attach handles (or throw knobs) to. The owner of Tru Bee Honey purchased one of my honey pots and I hope to hear more from her. I was like, "Why don't I make more honey pots? They always sell!" So that is what I have been working on. Here are few pieces that I just posted to today and you can feast your eyes on them below. I just realized that they are candy corn colors. I told you I had the fever!