Sunday, March 29, 2015
my lavender farm in California I used my lavender sachets in much the same way for relaxation. If I was feeling stressed I could squeeze a lavender sachet. The lavender essential oil would release into the air and help to relax me. I am reminded using the senses to their fullest makes life much more pleasant.
Arkansas School for the Blind when I lived nearby. In front of the school is a sunken herb garden full of fragrant herbs. I remember walking along the path and at times closing my eyes, listening to the sounds, smelling the fragrant herbs, and rubbing their textures between my fingers. If you have a chance to visit an herb garden please do, or why not grow a few herbs. They bring such joy to me and I'm sure they will to you as well. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
It's been ages since I made this tall tower with a coiled stopper. The tower is about 20 inches tall. It was too tall to fire the stopper in the tower so I made an an armature to hold the stopper while it was firing. The tower was made with speckled brownstone clay. Since the ring that sits on the top is unglazed, I think a tower with several rings left unglazed with look good. I might make a few of those.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Big disappointment, only one white rabbit made it through the firing. The other white rabbit had a hairline crack at the bottom seam and that was the rabbit I thought had the cutest face. The cat jar had a crack down the middle seam. As you can see the good news is the glaze I put over the underglaze on the rabbit allowed it to show up perfectly.
I now have three animal heads in the studio waiting for bodies. With regards to seams I seem to regressing instead of progressing. I may have to get that other clay I was working with in Florida, Macabee 5, which seemed to be far more forgiving. Stay tuned for more pots, had to go to the gallery yesterday so no time to take the photos. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.