After the kiln trouble I've been having, I've been getting too attached to recent works. Last night, I broke these pieces for the cathartic release of gravity’s effect in action.
I was pretending that I couldn’t see the small crack in the lip.
Adding a vent was much messier than I expected.
Cutting the bottoms off pieces is a disappointingly common phenomenon.
Aren't these pieces pretty? Couldn't I have saved them? Can I possibly make others nice enough to replace them?
I'm currently five months behind on a commissioned piece. That beautiful lid was part of the project. I can blame the kiln trouble and pregnancy for part of the delay, but those wouldn't have been factors without the initial faulty math. (π * h * r^2) ≠ (π * [h * r]^2)
Below is my first attempt on the project at the correct size:
The current version:
Dramatic improvement, wouldn’t you say? and I was heartbroken that the first didn't survive the firing.
This one needs to work, though. A severe discount makes up for only so much lack of punctuality.
By the by, is anyone interested in writing a small amount of php for me for a small amount of money? Or barter?
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
I was pregnant and didn't entirely fit behind my wheel. everything I had fired in a bisque load exploded or was otherwise ruined. my daughter was born via c-section and I had massive activity restrictions. (she was so totally worth it) I had another equally successful bisque fire. I got a pyrometer and new cones-- and it made a difference!
and then I got a batch of deflocculated clay. seriously?
so really I haven't been very serious in my studio until about a week ago.
several people have asked why I don't make mugs. we get so many promotional mugs that I generally just considered them annoying. then I made a few and people got excited.
so I'm making mugs now. as many as I can. hopefully I'll have some good ones for Eastern Market when I go back on April 15. you can also provide cash money in exchange for a mug via my website, thedelicion.com.
three other things:
1. you cannot add water to slip.
2 my sock yarn blanket is currently four by six feet big.
3. Lucia and Palmer are very good friends.