27 September 2011

Mosquito-ville

The weather continues to be curious, several climates a day but always the rain! Mold is growing everywhere and I am under assault by blood-sucking mosquitos in the studio. There seem to be particular times of day that they need to feed. Not that they can slow me down. Pots are still flowing and I was pouring a lot of slip. Here's my set up, all of which is on a turntable. The pot is sitting on a bottle which keeps the rim from touching.
I pour slip while the pot slowly rotates and I use a brush to 'collect' the dripping bits before I turn it upright.
 
Combing takes a few tries to get the right feel. This is the first one. A little stiff...
This is a small flask. That's called 'rilling' on the neck. 
The crazy weather has also produced spectacular skies. These two photos should be stitched together for full effect.
 And our own Hannah McAndrew has made the big time here in the U.S. with a nice photo in the latest edition of Ceramics Monthly! Well done, lassie!

7 comments:

Anna said...

Go Hannah! My hero. :) And yes the mosquitos. They keep riding into the house on me from outside and torment us all evening. And the mushrooms. ACK.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Amazing to see Hannah's pottery in Ceramics Monthly! I also watched the teaser on Ang's blog about the British invasion last spring. Fun to relive just a bit of that starring LTown, Doug, Hannah, Misha, Ana and Anna.

FetishGhost said...

"rilling" I'm working that one into my vocabulary tomorrow. I particularly like how the sound matches the effect.
I've been extremely pleased to see the new crop of stars emerge from the clay ranks. A good number have become distinctively familiar over the past few years, I can't help but whoop it up every time I see a familiar face make themselves known to the larger masses.

gz said...

Lovely slipping!
I'm not looking forward to a damp and chilly workshop where damp pots just look back at me

cookingwithgas said...

slip always looks good enough to eat and I do live that rilled (?) bottle.
So much fun to see these faces from afar come and be known here in the USA- bring them again!

Tracey Broome said...

LOVE that flask, especially with the slip still shiny. GO Hannah! Guess I'm going to have to renew my subscription if I'm going to actually know people on those pages :)

Hannah said...

Chuckle, chuckle, thanks Dan, thanks all. It's odd being in a mag in another country. Tracey, I'll sign it for you next time I see you if you like ;)
h