Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's Day

A mug for Valentine's Day.

Wishing all a happy day!  I haven't really celebrated since 1997.  But there are a lot of happy memories I like to revisit.

This is a design I came up with many years ago.  I have only resurrected it in the last year or so.  It is is a test piece.  The bottom is glazed in one of the Spectrum low fire metallics.  The rest in majolica base Spectrum #799 with my own mixed stains.

I am still practicing building tripod mugs.  It's not quite as easy as it looks!





I should learn how to use the movie function on my camera.  Then I would not have to post four photos for one mug!

I may make some fish today in honor of the fish in the pond who are snuggled down in the depths of the pond.

It's sunny and cold the temp has fallen since earlier this morning.  It's now about -2F.  Toes crossed that it really does warm up later in the week.

Enjoy the day, and as always, thanks for stopping by............*s*

10 comments:

  1. I can imagine how hard making tripod legs on mugs might be...glad you're doing so...I don't think I'll even try. Love the design work!

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    1. Hi Barb....Thanks. There are some terrific how-to videos around on CAD, YouTube, and Facebook.

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  2. Love the imagery on this mug! Stay warm!

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  3. Dearest Suzi,
    Loved this Cat-Fish design of yours and also the tripod and the cat-like curled tail as a handle.
    Hugs and Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours,
    Mariette

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    1. Hi Mariette.....Thanks. You are one of the few who has picked up on the handle. I try to make little things to be discovered through use. I'm still working on them.

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  4. Nice mug. I taught my students how to make tripod pots. Some are great, some are leaky, you’re right, it’s not really easy.

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    1. Hi Lori.....Thanks. I've found that some get tripods right away. Others need more time.

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  5. I love the imagery. Never attempted a tripod mug, and I am sure it's not easy!

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    1. Hi Michele...Thanks. I need to work on spacing my feet!

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