Thursday, June 17, 2010
Yesterday I was exploring bag forms. The first piece is open on the sides. I've cut holes and threaded a coil through to hold the sides together. I textured the inside and the outside of both bags.
The second bag I pinched the sides together and added two little handles. This form reminds me of a woven purse I had years ago. It had long handles and a zipper to close the top and it was washable. It must have been cotton.
I was worried about the second bag drooping and pulling the sides apart. So I quickly looked for something to prop it up with. My solution was to use cans of V8 juice from the pantry. I think V8 juice is a strange prop for clay. What about you, have you used a strange prop to hold up a piece of pottery?
Anyone have corelite kiln shelves? Where did you order yours? Bennett Pottery said they don't carry them and don't know who does. I can't seem to find who actually makes the shelves on the internet. Perhaps I can use a regular shelf on the bottom and then corelite for the others.
Gary has been occupied chipping out tile so he'll be up next telling about the worst motel he ever stayed in. Comments and suggestions are welcome.