Thursday, November 20, 2014
Yesterday in the Pottery Studio
Yesterday I spent the day at the Woodland Pottery Studio at Camp Lutherlyn. The wonky forms in the photo above are free form containers I made to hold paintbrushes and pens. At the moment most of the art supplies in my studio are stored in food containers, or shoe boxes. Recycling is what I do but it's not visually inspiring.
Most of these forms are glazed in a shiny white. Under the white I experimented with chalks. The forms with blue color have not been glazed yet. The other forms have various colors of chalk scribbles. I rubbed the chalks over the surfaces, then took a paintbrush dipped in water to blend the color. Have no idea how this is going to work out.
Bob, the master potter, told me I am a pioneer. I am the first to use the pottery studio's new low fire clay, glazes and chalks. Kind of fun but also worrisome. I might end up with a pile of crazy stuff I don't like. I'm not sure when my pieces will be fired. Others have to start making objects with the low firing clay in order to get enough pieces to fill a kiln. So now I wait.
I guess it's time to start thinking about Thanksgiving. Wasn't it just Labor Day a few days ago? Time is slipping by me.
Keep warm, it's FREEZING here in western PA... and stop back soon!