I'm starting to get an idea of what full time bird making is like. I am used to making LOTS of pots when I get to the studio...some weeks I'd throw and finish a 100 pots or more. That's the Winchcombe way and it has served me well all these years. Now it can take all day to finish a couple of pieces...and I'm starting to grow more comfortable with this new series of 'tasks' that make up a clay day. Throwing the pieces happens in just an hour or two...assembly is another story.
Putting the birds on top of pots is an obvious next step and each becomes it's own little (or eventually big) pedestal. I plan to keep the bases very simple this time around, but there is lots of potential for involving them more in the future.
These Martin Brothers inspired pots are starting to morph into something more 'me' as you can see from the photo below. I've twitching I'm so excited about making a giant 'totem pole' version of this.
|My first 'Bird on Bird on Bird Action'