Wednesday, October 7, 2015

I'm hearing voices!

At our last firing the people I'm supposed to be leading suggested that they would like me to up my scale. How dare they???? Then I posted a proto type of one of my newly launched 3 foot long boats and  one of my former 2nd year punk rookie hotshots says she can't wait to see the handles. Lord Almighty this teaching is painful.  So I built this long boat and I sat and stared at it wondering how the hell I was going to include the signature handle. Well Gracia, I chickened out! I made the handles and then laid them over the decks. I need to sleep on this. I was also a bit disappointed that the ribs didn't show up on the interior of the boat so I beat the livin' hell out of the boat and live in hopes that the morning brings me what I have as a vision. I'll try to come up with a handle solution. I've always said "Teaching would be

the best job in the world if it weren't for the dang students!"

5 comments:

Gillian said...

Oh I think that boat shape is going to be a marvellous piece for your next wood firing. I like the foot and those across the boat handles. That's enough.

Bev said...

Well Tony I guess we were unwittingly trying to take care of you. I am sure you would be proud of the praise that you continue to receive here in Burnaby. I heard one person say today about your Sunday workshop that he thought you were the best presenter that we have ever had. And you know that we have had many excellent presenters over the years. Maybe that is why we think that your work might deserve a little bigger price tag. And I know how you hate that money thing. But some of us just want to have our say. You don't have to heed our suggestion.

Dennis Allen said...

I'd cut the bow into a spout and use it to serve gravy.

Polish Pottery said...

Ship looks amazing!

Anonymous said...

Dennis, that's why they call it a gravy boat!