Sunday, January 17, 2010

Play time




We just had our first firing of 2000 and 10 to fluff up our depleted showroom. We had our best December in many years. We must be doing something wrong! We're both back teaching so there is a bit of winter income which allows some play time. You think you have months before the proverbal ca-ca hits the fan but it comes on you rather quickly. We have pots to make for the Hamilton Potters Juried Show and the Northerners Show is already up on the AKAR website. This is a high profile show for us and we need to put some gooduns away. No pressure to be in the company of Harlan House, Bob Archambeau, Bruce Cochrane, Cathi Jefferson and my partner in crime. I also always send pots to workshops to sell. The workshop scene is busy for me this coming spring with Toronto, Italy and Calgary.
I'm showing you jars in progress. I throw a bowl and then add each stamped section when leather hard. I've already got 4 days into these babies and I still need to throw the gallery, lids and add a pedestal foot. Who knows if I'll get my time and wages outta them. Sometimes ya just have to do things cause ya can!

3 comments:

FetishGhost said...

Please, Please show your approach to cutting or throwing your galleries on these works! If you need someone to hold the camera, I have a 7 year old studio monkey who could use the extra work...

Bobby said...

almost always, if it takes a long time to complete.. you're probably doing something right, especially at your skill level. i really like those stamps, tony. did you make them from those elm trees?

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