Saturday, June 8, 2013

Never again!!!

When Sheila and I tore down our train two years ago we said never again will we build a wood kiln. Well, it didn't last long and the maiden voyage is being unloaded. I can't imagine how I could finish my pots other than with wood. I was asked by my professor
 Dan Murphy if I could see the pots in my MFA Thesis Exhibition fired any other way than with wood. I answered "No!" Dan replied "that is the right answer!" I have been draggin' my butt these past few days but looking at the fruits of our labour I can't wait to get back to making pots again.
Here are a few bud vases I made with my Uncle Jimmie in mind. He made fruit serving dishes back in 1948. I used his mould to press mould some footed bud vases. I'm supposed to send some pots to a  invitational


show at Harbourfront in Toronto entitled "Surfaces". Can't think of a better surface. More pics to come.

2 comments:

Mary Philpott said...

Beautiful pots Tony, look at those surfaces. Very nice indeed. So happy to hear that the first firing in the wood kiln went fabulously! And a quick kiln to boot! awesome.

Christine Covert said...

What beautiful pots. Congratulations.