I've been making another balloon vessel. This one is a pitcher. I wrapped the clay in stages and let it set up enough to continue. The most difficult part was placing the feet. I'm still not satisfied with them as I don't think they reflect the general nature of the pot. Perhaps some texture of some sort on feet and the handle would make it more coherent. I do like the spout. It has the same folded quality as the body of the pitcher. One thing about hand building is that I have to be aware of the interiors. Odd little folds and bumps can totally screw up the pouring function. There's nothing quite like thinking you are going to pour a stream and ending up with a water fall!
The ballon allows a nice soft pillow for the rim to rest upon. The feet would sink into the body if I were to dry it right side up. In the bottom picture the ballon has deflated a bit, but still supports the body. I took the balloon out after I put the handle on, but before I started working on the rim and spout. I poked holes in the ballon and let it deflate slowly. I'm not sure that this is important as the clay is leather hard at this point. I'm also not sure that it's necessary to wrap the ballon in tissue paper. There are large portions where the paper tore and it didn't seem to make a difference.
I have a a few more started that are a little smaller so I can experiment with feet, handles whatever.
When I did my list of stuff for the Sunshine Award I substituted Favorite Dessert for Facebook/Twitter. I don't do either because it doesn't have any application to my life. I feel no need to share what I had for breakfast or what line I am standing in. I suppose if I ever get serious about selling again, it's something I should consider. Although I think the time would be better spent in making stuff.
I think creativity is for the most part a solitary occupation. Talking or writing too much can remove the magic. Once I get an idea going, I want input. That's when I have found this blog invaluable. It's not quite the same as looking at the actual object, but it's a pretty close second.
By the way my favorite dessert this week is ice cream and cookies. I am contemplating making a pineapple right side up cake.....don't ask!
It's going up to the eighties today. I need to get some plants in before it gets too hot.
Thanks for stopping by.............*s*
Talk about brain farts! (See Kings Creek Pottery.) I forgot to put in the photo of the pot with the balloon in it. Can I blame the dog and cats deciding to go bug-f#*k? Doesn't the balloon look cosy nestled in the clay?
Enjoy the day...........*s*