Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Mojo

I have tried wearing my uncle's pink mohair hat to get my mojo back but nuthin's workin'. Have you ever gone to a Halloween party all dressed up and noticed how everyone gets really plastered cause they are out of character. I thought maybe changing my hat would get me out to the studio. Well I just sat in the kitchen and tried drawing some pots. I've been liking some bourbon bowls on FB by Lucien Koonce, the finger wipes of Lisa Hammond and the slip trailing over finger wipes by Hannah McAndrew so I tried combining all three in the sketches.
Thanks to all of you for your encouragement with the brush. My buddy Grass is tutoring me on oxide combinations for over a shino glaze. Shino is the glaze I like most in the world so I want to use one glaze and have lots of colour. I asked Grass for his help and within hours I have a paper that is worth publishing. I swear his brain is made out of ceramic materials. Since his health has him imprisoned in Paradise he is not in the studio. I am encouraging him to offer glaze mentoring services on line. His hands might be a bit shakey and the old bod ain't movin' so quick but the mind is amazing. Thanx Grass!





6 comments:

Heidi Kreitchet said...

Beautiful, Tony!
XO Landlady

Michael Kline said...

love these drawings and, as always, love the turn of your phrases, bro!

d2eclaylady said...

Fantastic gestural drawings .... so like your pots. Worthy of framing, Tony!

Bruce said...

You ought to think about selling the drawings with the pottery . . . best of both worlds, looking at the mug on the wall while drinking from it.

Troy Bungart said...

I would hang them on my wall.

Vicki Hamilton said...

Lovely gesture here! Maybe you should stay in the kitchen for another day or 2, wearing Jimmie's pink hat......THEN hop on out to the studio!