After staring at various blank forms for the last month or more I have begun playing a bit. What I have mentioned before and am now sure of is that I am many times more gestural when working with handbuilt forms. For one thing I don't have to wait until the clay is set up enough to handle, and then there is the fact that I don't have to trim.
I'm experimenting a bit with lid attachments. Hayne Bayless makes wonderful clay hinges for his very elegant teapots. Me? I'm not so elegant, so I'm trying to find an earthier(?), solution.
I want them to interact;I like the way these little guys have something going on. Arguing? Asking for directions? Hero Worship? I suppose to always have them in the position I want them in I'll have to make trays for them. Oh the complications of life! (We all should have these be our only complications.
The pots below look sort of like teapots but they're meant to be cruets as they will only hold about eight ounces when they are finished.
AND here is the reason why I do not take cups or mugs I have collected into my studio. Aloysius decided that this was a good morning for knocking thing onto the cement floor. The mug was a second, but it was pleasant to drink from and by using it I solved the drawbacks, including the futzy way I constructed it.
The beech tree, now partially blocked by the white oak branch is getting greener. Not so much other trees.
We're having a gorgeous sunny day between rainy days. I'm alternating between time outside and time in the studio. At last I feel fully thawed from winter. (My brothers tell me there was snow on my birthday....April 12...around Lake Winnapasaukeh ....and they wonder why I don't want to move North!)
This post also can be found on Mud Colony. There's all sorts of interesting stuff there.....especially Gulgong!
Enjoy the sun, moon and stars! As always thanks for stopping by..........*s*