Monday, May 5, 2014

Working Through

The texture on this tray with handle is from the crocheted piece from the thrift store in the last post. It doesn't look anything like I thought it would. I see the top of the handle dried quickly over night. Not sure this will make it, the handle is too thin and may crack.

I made this plate with an underlying grid pattern, then I decided to smear around the leaf outlines. I don't like that, so this will go into the recycle pile. Not everything makes the cut; there's a lot of working through with clay. But I feel like if I don't experiment I don't get anywhere. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. You can't figure out what works until you find what doesn't.

  2. Thomas Edison said he learned 10,000 ways not to make a light bulb before he found out how to make a light bulb. Keep experimenting and learning.

  3. Hi Suzi, thanks, so true, so true.

    Hi Lori, thanks, hopefully I don't go beyond the 10,000 mark before I figure it out. Ha.

  4. The tray still seems to have a crochet motif when I enlarge it.

  5. I love seeing (a little) of the process - and the texture to that tray. Thank you.

  6. Hi Joanne, thanks, it does, just not what I expected; I expected more open space, ok non the less.

    Hi Elephant's Child, thanks, it's all a balancing act and also a discarding act. Ha.


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