A week of mild weather and few outside distractions allowed me to get a lot done in the studio this week. I don't make many jugs/pitchers these days... there was a time that I made 100's of little individual creamers. It's a form that I don't always get right....the round bellied one in front pleases me...the taller one on the left seems top heavy.
I threw some 3 lb. storage jars at the same time as the jugs and I can't help but think of Doug now when I apply these vines and sprigs. I'm bound and determined to make a real tall one and cover it with thousands of bits and pieces just like the man himself.
Combing: To be horizontal or vertical, that is the question?
I made a few more combs today and thought they'd be easier to find if I highlighted the tips. Future CM tip o' the month?!
I can't stop with these Martin Bros. birds. This is the 4th and the biggest so far. I have an idea now for a crazy big piece using some of these elements, but I might wait until the next making cycle to do it. I've got a studio half full of wild and crazy things already.
More Porcelain for the People...I say 'clam' they said 'calm' others call 'em 'oyster'. I threw more of it today and it really does throw and turn beautifully.
More lidded pots... I make them with the lid dropped in...and not. I like both styles.
And, finally I started carving these stamps years ago and then ran out of steam. I just recently finished the last few letters so I can now write F.R.E.D.E.R.I.C.K.S.B.U.R.G in tile.