Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Go with the Folds and Creases
Then I looked at the crease and it looked interesting to me. So I put few more creases on one side and then I put a few more creases on the other side. Then I decided to gather the creased slab up into a basket form. I really liked how it looked. I decided I needed to add a handle. To go along with the crease theme I creased a flat length of clay several times and added that as a handle just crushing the flat handle in my hand to curve it under and around the edges of the basket. I might make a clay flower frog for the interior. I really surprised myself with this happy accident.
Above is one of the purse forms I made some time ago. The creased basket is similar to the purse forms I've made in the past but more flowing. I like the new shape because of the taller handle and I especially like the creases or folds in the clay. I'd like to explore more forms with creases or folds. Motto of the story is go with the folds and creases. Ha.
I went to the big box store to get some sheetrock. I didn't really need a full sheet, but a half sheet was the same price as a full sheet. For some reason before the clerk cut up a full sheet for me, they mentioned they had a partial sheet which was damaged and asked if I'd like that for two dollars. I said yes. I took it home and Gary cut it up into manageable sizes. I taped the edges with inexpensive painter's tape. The tape actually holds up fairly well as long as I press down the edges really well with my fingers. Now I have enough sheetrock to dry all the greenware plates I'm making.
I started a bisque load late yesterday afternoon and storm blew in and the electricity went off so I unplugged the kiln and then replugged it back in later. Hope all is well. I got my first social security check and thought I could finally afford a teeth cleaning, but all of a sudden my teeth seem to be falling apart. I have a tooth ache and one of only two fillings I have has fallen out. I never seem to be able to get ahead. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.