After I constructed the piece I took a tooth brush and brushed the still wet slip which had oozed out of the seams around and around the piece horizontally. After the slip dries I'll rig up a mini piece of sand paper attached to a flat object to carefully sand back some of the red clay slip, sanding in the same direction as the strips (horizontal). We'll see if the seams hold and the slip adheres.
For some reason I'm drawn to circles right now and the top portion of this tower evolved on it's own. This piece makes me think of peering into the eyes of the soul. It's about 15 inches tall by 3 inches wide.
gopher tortoise going into her burrow. Every day this week we've had at least an inch of rain. Most of my vegetables have bitten the dust so I weeded my block bins today. Interspersed with the veges I have herbs planted, like rosemary, lavender, and thyme among others. The herbs are all doing fine. This post is part of the Mud Colony what's happening in the studio; click on over to see what others are up to. Thanks for reading and for all your encouragement.