Below is the sweet little pot Meredith sent when I was the first to respond to her blog post. A photograph cannot capture the depth and vibrancy of the glaze. I love the sense of scale...it's a big little pot.
|A Little Pot from Whynot|
Goldfish in the pond inspired the goldfish whistles. They are still swimming in their little school. The water is warmer than the air this morning. All these little guys whistle. I am thinking of using paper clay to make them as Christmas ornaments. I hang my favorite ornaments year round from plants; perhaps others would do the same.
The balloon pitcher came through nicely and even pours! I need to do a lot more work on the design, especially the feet. I just stuck them on; they need to be incorporated into the body of the pot. I'm not even going to show the interior. When I was started sewing one of the things I learned was that the inside of the garment should be as finished as the outside. The same is true of pots. Of course with pottery we are making vessels so the interior has to be functional, and not have lethal bits of clay to cause injury to the user, but it needs to be pleasing too.
It was cold this morning, but not the killing frost that was predicted for most of the area. I think it was 30 at 5:30 AM. We finished getting the plants in yesterday afternoon. I covered the outdoor dahlias because they are blooming and pretty. I think it was down in the mid 20's in other parts of New England. BRRRRR!!!
It's warming up. Rain is coming, which is not a bad thing. Meanwhile we have beautiful, clear skies with bright sun. The sun is shining into my studio. This afternoon we will do more work outside. There is always something to do.
Winter is doing her deer chasing job. As soon as she goes out on the deck or her run they run away to the other side of the stone wall. There's plenty of stuff to eat in the woods, so she is not causing any great deer deprivations.
Enjoy the weekend. If you are having a sale or doing a show may you have sunny skies and sell many pots.
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