Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Set up and working!
I got my last table up to the studio this week, put on a fresh covering of canvas (heaven!) and got a little more shelving in place. I'm now to the point where I'm getting some work done, slowly but surely. It's amazing with regular hours in the studio how aware I've become of my tortoise working pace. But, I know what I want things to look like and the physical act of making is a large part of why I'm a potter. There are times though when I'm tempted to crank out a shelf full of pots just to make sure I still can!
Above is a shot of my latest creation - a coffee pot. I've got the form done but a good deal of decorating left to deal with. The coffee pot is going to be oil themed (hence the barrels as a knob) and it will have four accompanying cups that have cars - one with a hummer, one with an suv, one with a mid-sized car, and one with a smart car. The cups will decrease in size according with their gas consumption. I've got a lot of ideas for this type of coffee set - I'm excited to keep experimenting.