Sunday, July 27, 2014

New Images on Website

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!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Pouring On Slip

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!

Dinner Plates

Scalloped Lunch Plates

Plate Detail

Monday, July 14, 2014

Decorating A Plate

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

Red, Yellow, Blue

My resident exit show, Red, Yellow, Blue, opens tomorrow evening at the Morean Arts Center for Clay. I wanted to share a few pictures from the show. I'll post some remaining work on Etsy after my move in August. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Trimming a Plate

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

Throwing a Plate

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 :)