Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I should live down under
I made a tall vessel and the more I looked at it the more I thought it deserved to live it's life upside down. The shoulder was a belly and needed to be a shoulder. So I arranged to have Superman Trevor Dunn help me flip the thing, cut out the foot that once was and add a rim and then plop it down on a new foot. I show you what it looked like when I build it and once it's flipped. It's the one on the right. Even the other pot could look good turned upside down. The third picture includes the start of a rather tall straight cylinder I'm doing. These pots reference the "flower pots" of the Bruce Peninsula where I lived for 20 years. http://htmlhelp.com/~liam/Ontario/FathomFive/Flowerpot/
This a very rugged part of the world and I remember it's beauty fondly.
The top of the arch of the double wide train kiln is 45' so these pots are 44" in height.