Monday, January 25, 2010
Breaking My Own Rules
Why do I keep breaking my own rules? I said I was only going to make pots which can easily travel down the road in an RV while they're drying. So why did I make this pot late last night?
I started out with good intentions and made this small pinched bowl. It has a flat bottom and won't roll over and it's low and won't tip over.
Then I pinched this bowl shape and folded out the sides. I plan on adding a slip pattern to this one. Still OK for traveling in an RV. Very low and definitely won't tip over.
This one isn't too tall, but it could tip and the edges are thin and could easily break with the slightest bump. I better restrain myself.
This one is much better, again it's low and won't tip over and has a nice shape to it.
Oh no! What in the heck am I thinking putting that kind of handle on this vase. There's no way this handle will make it moving down the highway.
I notice some surfaces need smoothing in the photos, but they're at the point I have to wait to fix anything. The lighting in the RV isn't great, too many shadows. I feel like a race horse chomping at the bit; I'm really holding back and I don't like it. I have so many pieces in my mind which are too precarious to travel in RV in the green state.
We may have to drive straight to the East coast and set up a temporary studio for me to work so I can keep breaking my own rules. I mapped it out last night, we can make it in six days. I pick up my final cone 4 load tomorrow and Gary has a physical to keep his class A license up-to-date and then we're off. The weather even predicts clear skys. I know you may not believe me, but we will be leaving very shortly. Comments and suggestions are welcome.