Thursday, February 2, 2012

Why Not Go Tall

This is kind of a rough interpretation of a three story building. Like some of the ones I've seen in Western ghost towns. It's eleven inches tall and six inches wide. At first in my mind I was going to build something large to pit fire, hence the rough texture to the sprigs. Then after I made it I thought I might build another story to sit on top. Then I thought maybe several stories. Why not go tall, really tall.

I could build a subsequent one the same height and half an inch less in width and so on. Thus adding several more stories, sort of a totem. And I could also make one wider than this for a larger base. I don't want to make anything too much bigger because even this one is heavy to move into the drying cabinet. But would a tall structure be stable if the sections don't fit together somehow? Maybe if I sit them on a flat surface like concrete. I was thinking something tall to sit out by the pool might be nice. With my luck it will turn out like the leaning tower of Pisa.

Maybe some randomly brushed on bright colors. Maybe I'll pour different colors or stains over the top. That might be nice, but how to get the colors to flow from one story to the other? I might have to fire it plain and then stack them together and use paints poured over the top. That might work; I just might do that. I don't know where in the heck I am going with this but I'm liking the flow of ideas. This post is part of Mud Colony what's happening in the studio. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. Hi Dennis, thanks, I should have known I'd get a comment from you, ha, I am constantly setting folks up for the best lines.

  2. You could make & fire in pieces then glue them together with epoxy or tile adhesive.

  3. we love to say why not around here!

  4. Hi Charlene, thanks, stay tuned.

    Hi Lori, thanks, what a good idea.

    Hi Meredith, thanks, yes why not. ha.


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