Monday, January 18, 2010
The natural color of clay really appeals to me, especially when I combine two different colored clays in one piece. I've tried so many different clays. I've rejected a few, but not many.
Here are a few pinched pieces I made yesterday. I used the Texas white clay which I am getting more familiar with and I inlaid the Navajo wheel clay. I can't wait to see how these turn out.
After I loaded these photos up on my blog, I said to myself, wouldn't it be fun if I made the same pieces with the Navajo wheel clay and then embedded the Texas white clay in those in the same manner. I seem to go off on so many tangents, I can't keep up with myself.
I know I said in my last post I was only going to make pieces that travel easily, but today I made a textured platter. I purposely left some portions of the white clay showing through. Then I thought it needed a handle, so I added one. How in the heck is this going to travel down the road without being broken? I have no idea.
Just so I could say to myself I made something that would travel easily in an RV, I also made this tile. See I stuck to my promise to myself. I wish I had waited a bit before I put the black slip on the tile. I wanted to add more color to this tile, I really wish I could find the other mason stains I bought. I hope the rain lets up a bit, I'd like to look through all the boxes in my car again to see if I can find them.
Today I was just warming up since I haven't had any clay for a week or so, come back again soon because I'm sure to go off on even more clay tangents.