it is a constant struggle, is the piece i made "bad" because nobody but me likes the color? well.........................
because i made it too small for its purpose, too big, too heavy, too thin? those get the hammer immediately.
i have decided that the useful things, platters, bowls etc. will go to the homeless shelter so they can serve dinner in something other than the thrift shop china they currently use. not necessarily better than what they have but different.
thank you, mark. these are the kind of thing i make by pressing interesting leaves into a thick piece of raku clay and bisque firing it. i have several of them with a variety of leaves and the dragonfly. after the "mold" is made, making a small dish takes less than a minute.
roll a thin slab, 1/4 in is too thick, try a 1 gallon size paint stirring stick as a guide. then use a circular cookie cutter, roll over the impression with a pony roller, re-cut to a circle, then shape it with a glass pressed into the clay on foam rubber. a lot like making christmas cookies. and more rewarding. $
i appreciate being an old lady. i died on an operating table in 1974 but i am still here. i celebrate the name.
spent too much time today working out the newest slip design on bowls that i will probably give away to the empty bowl supper next month. using several colors of slip together to make raised leaves that i then carve around and leave the background a solid color. it was such fun that i almost missed the meeting of the potters guild, how could time go by so fast?
do not feel bad for refusing her. just say no. one of our very big name, long time top of his game, many times published, a name anyone would recognize potter, famous all over the world of potters, refused to make a new lid for my teapot because he "would not be able to make the correct size anyway".
my daughter was with me when i heard this news and said "just give my mom some of your clay and she will make it." now, that is support!
my puck lights are from home depot. they are supposed to stick to bottom of the shelf above the one you want to light. i found that the velcro sticks to the wood shelf but the weight of the light and possibly the heat(?) made the lights fall down. those batteries are heavy. only used them once. the light is concentrated in a circle that depends on the spacing of the shelves.
you can see these things in operation in new model homes kitchens and at home depot where they demo kitchens. those are from 18 inches above so they seem just right at that distance.
this will be too late for you to read before the sale, but it only echoes what everyone else says. the reason the tablecloths should touch the ground is that they will hide the stuff you need but do not want seen. bags for all your sales, lunch, trash and everything else that accumulates.
by the time you see this you will have had a great time seeing the public's reaction to your super pots. the face pot had a lot of comments, all positive, right? that lovely pale blue is probably all sold out by now no matter what pot it was on.
there were several other options to the new school, it was simply closest to my job on canal st then home on the subway that ran under the river to hoboken. PATH. was it closed after 911?
the assumption that EVERYBODY knows that the 92nd st Y is not a YMCA but a YMJA was so prevalent that i could never find it until i took the subway to 92nd st and walked until i found it. they offered lots of things besides classes, workshops, etc.
there was a YWCA on about 54th st as i recall. they had a waiting list but good facilities.
greenwich house was small but it offered classes as well.
the only people i knew in manhattan who had kilns made only jewelry. they had such small kilns that nothing else would fit. persistence will pay off.