Towards the end of my summer break I got back into the clay studio and I’ve been trying to dedicate some time to the dirt now that school has started up again.
I just received some new clay tools on Friday from Clay King who had a Labor Day sale featuring some 99 cent specials and textured rolling pins for 4.99.
I also made some new drying boards. Cut from a 2’x2′ sheet of plywood, sanded and a beveled edge added to one side.
If you missed it, I attended the first Goshen Pottery Workshop. It was pretty fantastic and I’ve started to put some the the knowledge I picked up into the studio. The first thing I did was to make a few stamps from vegetation in my yard. Not bad for a first try but I’m not sure that the imprints are deep enough to make a good stamp.
I have also tried some of Dick Lehman’s alteration techniques. The first few attempts were nothing special. Eventually, I got one cup that I really liked and a decent bowl.
Since I took these photos I’ve thrown a lot more stuff. I’ve trying to make some new work for the Middlebury Fall Festival. I’ll be there demonstrating a little wheel throwing and selling some pots. I’m currently glazing. In fact, I better get back to work!
Thanks for reading!