Sunday, June 14, 2009

Mulching my camera





I was mowing the lawn the other day on my little John Deere when I saw what looked like a memory card for my camera. It was the memory card for my camera!!! The camera had fallen out of the pocket of my fleece and I mowed right over the dang thing. I'm using Sheila's but it ain't the same. My little Lumix had gone to China, Italy and all over the US with me. Damn!!!
We made a series of small and large teapots with roundie tea bowls to try out some new and different patterns. I have to try them on a pot to see what I like and don't like. It's my form of wet sketching. I establish a broad shoulder early in the throwing. The shoulder has to be broad for our lugs and hand made round reed handles. Here is a white large and a small ash celedon.

4 comments:

Michael Mahan said...

That's terrible!
Nice teapots, by the way.

John Post said...

I like the way you update this blog with what is going on your studio. It's like a twitter with visuals for potters. The great thing about blogs is that they are easy to update, without having to learn a lot of code. You're making the most of this one and I appreciate you taking the time to share what you are up to with us. It's nice to see a bunch of leather hard pots lined up on the ware boards. The great thing about working with your hands is that at the end of the day you can actually look at all you have accomplished. I don't imagine that happens much in jobs where you shuffle papers all day.

smokieclennell said...

John and Michael- thanx! It is my pleasure. Tc

FetishGhost said...

I made the mistake of sharing the demise of your old camera with my wife... bad idea... she got me a great new one a few months back and is a little steamed when I pull out "old dependable" to snap my studio shots showing what's happening around the studio. When I told her, I could see the wheels turning. She actually volunteered to mow the lawn for the first time in 20 years! Thanks... I think.