26 August 2008

Momentum



Yesterday was the first day in a while that I was able to sit at my wheel. I moved all the flatware that I'd finished onto racking and then threw some 8lb. bottles. I plan to decorate them with all of the little sprig molds I've been carving and I intend to make a couple of large ones later this week that will include a tap at the bottom. Forms like this always intrigue me...where should the widest point of the belly fall? Long neck or stubby? Wide base or narrow? I like them all, but I also have my favorites...

3 comments:

Deborah Woods said...

You've got some really interesting designs going on there from what I assume is pouring. I like it a lot. Sorry, but I'm going to have to steal your idea

Michael Kline said...

Nice 'bottles' I think the questions that come from working out a design are what keep me making pots. It's a continuous engagement. I'm glad you're back. In such a short time I've gotten used to reading your blog!

Patricia Griffin said...

The plates all look so interesting!... Bottles too. Creative problem-solving is the very best of the process. That's what I love about clay. Every step, even when it feels mechanical, can be thought-provoking.