Hello Linda:The pottery 'tray' is most appealing and beautifully made and should, we imagine, be on the 'wish' list of a large number of people at this particular time.
Hi Jane and Lance, thanks, yes perfect for serving those candy treats to the wee ones.
I can just hear that witch cackle!
Hi Meredith, thanks, cackling by the crackling fire. Ha.
Happy Halloween Linda! i really like the texture of mug #2
Love that witch and her accoutrements!Like what you are doing with the mugs. Remember to make a lip that feels good against the mouth. What do you use for your textures? Such a nice variety!Happy Halloween!
Hi Michele, thanks, that crochet texture.Hi Smartcat, thanks, what's the best way to make the lip good for the mouth, smooth with a sponge and curve it out a little? I used picture wire dabbed in wet clay for first one, crochet for second, and a metal drain for third. I look in hardware and thrift stores for things that make texture. I have even used a textured placemat, rubber paint texture tools, anything goes, Ha.
Hi Mary, thanks ever so much, happy hallows eve to you.
Hi Linda....for rims, which I must admit are kind of a bete noir for me:When I use a form I cut it off at the rim following the form. After I remove the form and when the mug is leather hard I run a soft, well rung out sponge around the rim to round it off at the same time I flare it out a bit.If I pinch or slab build without a form I don't do anything until it's soft leather hard then even it out with a sponge.If I'm unhappy with the rims I have no hesitation to take a surform or a scotch green scrubby to them to get what I want and finish with a soft sponge.Hope this helps.......s.
The etched mugs are great!
Hi Smartcat, thanks I do appreciate your advice and that you noticed that I should pay attention to the rims. I am self taught and some of the well known (by others) details have passed me by along the way. This clay takes well to the green scrubbie and other wipings, but I have had groggy clay that was terrible after trying to smooth it out, it only brought up gritty sand.Hi Lori, thanks so much, hopefully they keep their texture after glazing.
I love suggestions, questions, critiques, thanks for your comment