Sunday, February 24, 2013

Liking Mistakes - Chris Staley, Penn State Laureate 2012-13

I like mistakes. There is no doubt about that. But I will never be able to articulate what it means like Chris does. It's beautifully said.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Teapot-ing Progress

I just love how funny it looks with the big dome on. It is almost middle-eastern like.  I sharpened the lines.  The angles and the hexagon just below the neck are more profound.

The small lid looks more like a kid's cap or something. Well, it's owner-to-be can make up his own mind on which lid he likes the most.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Hexagon Teapot 2

I'm a woman with a plan. A back-up plan. Two in a roll. I'm on to something here. As planned, this one is wheel thrown and it took only 2 hrs from a ball of clay to this……

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Hexagon Teapot going well

A 7-hour day at the studio was barely enough to get the following done.....

Coiling 2 rounds on top of the hexagon formed by slabs last week, then form the shoulder and neck by throwing. That was fun actually. A bit off center but didn't get in the way of throwing much.  Note to self, thicker coil next time.  The clay got thinned out when throwing upward and outward.

Ta-da.....not bad eh?  I kind of like the short neck.

Throw two lids to choose from and as back-up. It's always good to have back-up.  It''ll probably take another week to trim the lids and sand out the thing before bisque fire.

Oh, do check out Mud Colony on your way out. 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Quest of a Hexagon Teapot

I was never a fan of teapot. It's like it is against my believe or something. Not that I believe in anything, maybe rainbow and stars. Haha…

But here I am on the quest to make the "perfect" hexagon teapot just because a friend at work requested it causally.
Oh! How I like a challenge! The idea has been bouncing in my heads for a couple weeks. Math knowledge and precision are both very key in making this work. High school math questions really.
Let's see where this leads me........ It would be at least a month before the this piece will be finished.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Spraying Glaze

I haven't shown it to you before. Here is my glaze spraying gear. It comes with matching gloves.

And a little flower that I drew for fun