Yep, that’s me right there all right. Wedging clay. In my dorky smiley face tank top. I… I didn’t plan this well. But, I already had the camera out… so… yeah.
It really is good exercise. This is one of those things that I’m very grateful to my teachers for. You never know if you’ll always have access to the fancy equipment, so its best to learn how to do everything by hand. All the hours I spent wedging were well spent. Still, some day I’d like to upgrade to a pug mill. Though knowing me, I’d probably just end up doing it by hand anyways… force of habit. And good exercise.
So, I made another video of myself working at the wheel. This time… its cups!
This weekend I’ll be over in Brooksville for Art in the Park at Tom Varn Park. It’s a ton of fun with arts and crafts, music and food.
I’m bringing with me some new work fresh from the kiln along with some old favorites that I pull out for the judges.
Here’s a quick look at the new stuff!
Here’s part two of my brief demo of how to… um… pottery. Yesterday I threw five cute cereal/soup/general purpose bowls. I left them to set up overnight and trimmed them this morning. This is just a basic little overview of how I finish my pieces. I only recorded one; its a pretty repetitive process and I’m not sure many will enjoy me clearing my throat for 40 minutes or getting up to help customers. Anyways, I’m thinking of doing a little set of videos following these bowls from start to finished work.
So, I’ve finally become brave enough to film myself working at the wheel. Its neat to see things from a different perspective as I’m so used to seeing my work happen from right above. I’ve gone so many years without any clue how my throwing looks to everyone else (no wonder my students look so worried during my demos!), its wild to see what they do. That and I had no clue what I sound like outside the echo chamber of my own head. So, this afternoon I set up my webcam, took a deep breath, hit record and promptly splattered clay right on the keyboard. I’ll post videos as I do them, highlighting the trouble I get up to in the studio.
This Saturday, February 21st, I’ll be over in Ozello for the annual craft and Chili Cook Off. I’ll be bringing some new work fresh from the kiln and ready for chili! The event runs from 9-4 with chili tasting starting around 11.
Just brought in the new additions to the Gallery. At the moment, everything is scattered across my sofa. Here’s a few quick images!