Thursday, November 17, 2011
A Bucket & a Strange Fixture
Here's a bucket I made last night. I meant to tie the rope handle in a knot, but then decided to put a ring around the holes as if holding the rope from pulling through. The bucket is about 12 inches tall; the handle adds another 5 inches or so. I waver between putting colored slip or leaving pieces for a glaze. I thought about some oxide but I'll need to do some testing before putting some on this clay.
This bucket was going to be much wider but the slab I rolled out wasn't large enough so I adapted to the whim of the clay. Next time I'll make the slats more defined. I seem to make these shapes which vaguely resemble a human form quite often. At least I have a feeling of a person looking at this pot.
At the flea market the other day one of the other vendors asked Gary if he wanted a fixture. Gary obliged since it was free. Not sure what it is. Any ideas? I thought about shoe rack except there wouldn't be a way to hold them up on the other side.
It stands about 4.5 feet tall and is plastic coated metal. It's fairly sturdy but is also light weight. I thought I'd cover it with carpet and use it to hang ornaments and pendants on with drapery hooks inserted in the carpet. What do you think? Up next photos from the Shelley's Fish Market on the river in Homosassa. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.