Monday, November 22, 2010
Pinching On A Blue Moon
I'm pinching on a blue moon while I take stock of what I make.
Here's a pinch planter with a tray to go with it. I used Florida clay slip and will leave these au naturel, no glaze. I have a few ideas for more pinch planters.
The size of these pinch pots was dictated by the size of the leftover balls of clay. The one with the holes I hope to use when I take the pine needle basket class. I want to weave pine needles around the top. Not sure what the little ones can be used for, perhaps cone incense. They're only about 1.5 inches in diameter.
There's something wonderful to me about making pinch pots, somehow meditative. Actually working clay no matter what the shape or size is meditative, but the pinch pots more so. The kiln is on the slow cool down now. Probably won't be ready to open till late Monday. I'm still working on the glaze post.
Thanks to Teresa Evangeline for the reminder about the Blue Moon tonight. Happy Blue Moon to you all.