Saturday, December 4, 2010
Empty Purses, Heat's On
Sometimes pieces I intend to make, turn into something else. This purse (bag, basket)was supposed to be an oblong casserole. I like the smooth look of the clay in this greenware state.
Not sure why I keep making purses. Maybe they're an unconscious statement about the economy, or perhaps because our bank account isn't overflowing. Maybe I should call them empty purses and use them for a fund raiser, too similar to empty bowls, something to think about though.
Here's another one I had in a back closet drying and have yet to bisque. I forgot to put holes in this enclosed form. This is the black clay that is so temperamental. I think I have to risk drilling through the clay before the bisque.
This next one I made quite a while ago. It's been bisqued; I've glazed every bit of it, even the bottom. Why did I do that? Someone advised me to stilt it, wonder if I should do that or make a clay pedestal for it, then the glaze can run and it'll be glazed to the pedestal.
Here's a couple more I barrel fired a while ago. I plan to make wood pedestals for these two. I don't carry a purse any longer, only a wallet in my pocket.
I just turned the heater on and it sounds like a jet engine. I'm pretty sure it shouldn't be that loud. I hope it doesn't break and cost a fortune. One more financial worry in a sea of them. On Monday I'll call someone to come and look at it. Maybe I better turn it off. It isn't that cold here.
Funny I've only lived in Florida a short time and already I think the inside temperature is cold at 66 F; it's 32 outside. I guess our house has pretty good insulation. Time to unpack long socks, thermals, and the flannel quilt I made years ago.