Monday, May 24, 2010
A Creative Life
The front throat arch area of our train kiln is commonly known as the "The Triangle of Death" or in my words " The Devil's Lunch Box". The pots up near the firebox take a licking and a beating from the flame and ash. The ash encrusted surface is often gnarly and nasty. I made some bottles and experimented with proportion and handle placement. The vases were cut and reassembled using my gnar, gnar defloculated slip. Using the 1/3, 2/3 theory I think we can pick out the one that really works.
The ledges of slip will really provide a place for the ash to build up. I thought that the textures and patterns that I have currently been doing with my pots would be obliterated by the ash. The wonderful part of being blessed with a creative life is the opportunity to play and get paid for it.