Simply This and That with a hint of Small Things to come
The callas on the side of the house are in partial sun so they are little. Along the Mendocino coast they are HUGE. I will take some of these rhizomes with me up to the house we are building.
My attention has been split between thinking creatively with this house and what is going on in my studio. There are so many decisions to make and balance between functionality and visual intention. There are more photos on my blog 1 Simply Home.
In the meanwhile I have kept busy cleaning the studio and finishing up some pieces for a couple of galleries. I plan on doing some C6 glaze testing in the month of May and probably some 04/03. I have thrown some porcelain teacups and small bowls for this. Just plain. The outside needs no or nearly no trimming, but I did trim an inside foot on the bowls that have straighter sides. The yunomi in the back was done with a little bit of porcelain leftover from throwing. Some of these will become yarn bowls which I am donating to a Waldolf School auction. The rest I will dip into a C6 chun glaze I need to make up. I have used this glaze on porcelain before with lovely results.
As much as I love to throw, I still have some sculptures to finish up. Every time I think I am done with clay it calls me back. It takes one touch and I am done for. What's a person to do?