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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

works in progress this week

Using B-mix. These are the blanks I made a post ago with some carving done.

Monday, August 16, 2010

B-mix and a lot of carving

    Started with a new clay, it's called B-mix. It is a lot less gritty than the clay I was using before, it has a lot more options in terms of glazes and carving should be somewhat more precise. These were some forms I had sitting around in my sketchbook, they will look completely different after I am done carving them. I like it so far, I plan on making some bottles out of it later this week. Spent the weekend working on surface designs in my sketchbook, they lean heavily in the Art Nouveau. Alphons Mucha was definitely a large influence.

even more bottles

     I made these forms before I went to michigan but did the carving when I came back. It's a little different than what I've been making previous, but it doesn't hurt to try something new. I spent a lot of time in the hospital room wishing I was making pottery, about all I could do was draw. So now my sketch book is filled with many designs and ideas for future projects. I'm still procrastinating doing glazing but I glazed and fired a bunch of test pieces in the electric kiln a while ago but I still have a ways to go in finding the right combination for my bigger pieces. The pictures of these aren't so great, I'll try to take better ones when they are bisqued.

more bottles

Here are some more bottles I was working on before I left for Michigan for most of July.