Tonight will be the last class where we are allowed to throw pieces. The remainder of our time will be spent finishing everything with trimming and glazing. This means I’m racking my brain, trying to figure out my priority list of pieces I want to make, and how many of them I can possibly get done in one evening. I have a feeling the studio may be a little quieter tonight, with the hum of the wheels as constant background noise.
Last week I spent most of my time trimming and glazing. I had a request from Tom to make one large serving bowl, but with the amount of time everything else took, I only got the chance to have one attempt. I did turn out a large bowl, but it wasn’t really what I was going for. I was thinking higher walls, and it ended up being shallow. I’ll try again tonight, and then we’ll see what makes it to the top of the priority list after that.
I did get to bring home 4 other pieces. Two of them were very clearly from my first two weeks. The one on the left, I believe was the first piece I threw. You can certainly tell – the edges aren’t smooth and look quite haggard – I’m not sure what I’ll end up doing with it but it won’t be used for food. I do really like the way the glaze turned out on both though. Nutmeg on the bottom, dipped in Ketchup.
And from that dreadful week of porcelain madness, I ended up with two perfectly sized ice cream bowls for my girls. Stoney white on the bottom, dipped in a Pacific turquoise.
They were quickly tested out with banana splits, and received fervent (although muttered through bites of ice cream and banana) approval.
I should have 6 pieces coming home with me today, including two with a glaze that hadn’t been tested so it was a bit of a risk to try it, but I couldn’t resist. We shall see…