Today I made a couple of plates and I had some leftover clay. So I took the piece of leftover clay and rolled it up into a form. It looked rather interesting to me so I decided to place it on another form, an upside down bowl shape. I was going to put a couple of eyes in the middle, but I like the abstract look much better. I'll sand up the crisp edges after it dries.
While I was taking the photo I was thinking I could make a plate to set it on and it could double as a sculptural covered dish for cookies, cheese, vegetables, or what have you. I slathered slip on thickly over the top but it will dry the same color. I think I might make another one of these using a contrasting slip color. Who knew using the leftovers could lead to a new form.
The other day we were going to the grocery store and one of our neighbors down the street had two metal chairs and a table out at the curb with a cardboard sign on them saying "free". We backed up, loaded them up, and took them home. Later Gary pressured washed the three pieces.
Today he took some paint we already had and painted them. We were going to sell them as they are, but we might get some cushions and keep them. They're really quite nice. These days leftovers and free items are most welcome. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.