Sunday, August 22, 2010
Leaf Bottle and a Spider
Today I made this tall leaf bottle. It's about 16 inches tall and 3 by 4 inches wide, sort of oval in shape. I used cassius basaltic clay so it won't have a glaze, just the slipped leaves. Because this clay is so dark, it's messy and gets all over everything and is hard to clean up. But I still like it.
Earlier Gary came running in the house and said "Quick get your camera and come outside". I said, "Is it a turtle? He said, "No it's a big spider eating something behind the shed". Gary was pressure washing the shed. He lightly misted the spider and it climbed into a tree. When Gary was finished pressure washing the shed, the spider came back to his web. I think it might be a golden silk orb weaver. Comments and suggestions are welcome.