Hi All, I just updated my website with the work from "Red, Yellow, Blue", my exit show at St. Pete Clay. Click here to check them out!
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Today's video is short, sweet and nothing fancy - pouring white slip on a brown pot. White slip is liquified white clay. I do this because colored glaze is most vibrant on a white background. Enjoy!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
It has come to my attention that the videos I've been posting aren't viewable from an iPhone. I saved this video in a different format, so I hope this resolves the issue! If it does, I'll reload the previous videos in this format as well.
Here is a quick video on how I create raised surface texture on my work. I use a technique called "slip trailing". Enjoy!
Friday, July 11, 2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Here's today video - Trimming a Plate.
After I throw plates, I let them sit out for day, flip them over, cover and let the clay moisture equalize during the next day. Its easy to get wonky plates - they must dry slowly and evenly. At minimum, I wait two days until trimming. The consistency of the clay is of hard cheese.
I don't use my splash pan to catch the trimmings because it fills up so quickly. So I let myself become buried in chocolate shavings and sweep them up at the end. Enjoy!!
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Recently, a lovely couple contacted me through my etsy about creating their tableware. Ellen and Vinnie will be getting married in late fall and I will be working on finishing this exciting project for them within the next month. I thought it would be an *extra* special project for all parties involved, if I documented the process of creating all of the work.
Usually, it is very difficult for me to force myself to take pictures while I am working because I like to stay focused. However, I think this is the perfect opportunity to be more intentional with documenting and sharing what I do.
After kids camp today, I threw the first 12 dinner plates. Please Enjoy the video :)