10 May 2009

Weekend Update III

I've had a great couple of days in the studio; the weather today was exquisite. This is a robust vase that I'm pleased with. Thankfully the mice have left it alone.

I haven't made banks for coins in a long time...perhaps inspired by our economic woes!?

A couple of little oval vases with different handle placements and a few of the cruets finished yesterday.

Now I've got teapot parts everywhere...

6 comments:

Hollis Engley said...

Good lord, Daniel, when do you sleep?

Charles The Potter said...

Hey Dan, those banks you make seem to be based on 13-15th century moneyboxes, I made a few reproduction ones for some medieval recreationists. They wanted authenticity in design so I did not include a cork-hole, or a wide money slot. On the ones I looked at from the Ashmolean museum the money slots were just a slash with a knife. They were pleased, but upset about not being able to get the money back out easily.

My question is, in this modern design did you include a cork-hole on the bottom, or are they expected to shake it out the money slot?

Thanks!

Aaron Sober said...

Dan, The work looks great. Great to see your kiln up and running as well. Glad you had a productive weekend.

Dan Finnegan said...

I have been hard at it, Hollis, but I NEVER miss my sleep...8 1/2 hours a night!
The banks are more modern than you guessed, charles. I trimmed a recessed hole in the bottom, fitted for a rubber stopper.
The banks that you describe remind me of the ones I was sort of copying, made in the Shenandoah Valley in the 19th c., right down to the 'slash'.

jimgottuso said...

totally dig the fluted vase with the little marks in the creases.

Michael Kline said...

Dan, I love the banks. I want to make some and fill them up!