Friday, June 24, 2016

Giant Cups or Smallish Vases

These are for the future class Dia de los Muertos altar...

Started out with some bases, and by firming up the cones...

Beefed up the bases to support the cones...

The bases are supported by metal jar lids...

Adding some handles...

And, some skeletons...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Cup Week Slurps On

Rolling out the pieces...
Studio views...
Making some saucers, with ball jar inserts...
Trimming and texturing...
Placing some finger folds...
Adding useless decorative handles...
Taking them in the house to dry...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Cup Week Begins

The shed is really hot, so these slabs dried quickly...

Raking over the cups to make sure they seal...

Here are some lids to use as covers...

Applying texture to the last cup...

Once they've been smoothed they get carved pinstripes...

Knobs are added, and then the lid edges get dinged...

Made a base to have this bowl become a compote...

All done and drying in the kitchen...

The Last Bust

Having a smoke...

Built the bust part, and then let it firm up overnight...

Built a two pinch pot head...

Fleshing out the contours...

Putting in the eyes...

Fiddling with the hairdo...

Turns into a hairdon't mostly...

Everyone is hanging out in the kitchen...

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Palo Alto Art Center Show

Building exterior...
Delicate bird illustrations in the small gallery...
Beautiful composition by Stephen De Staebler...
Fantastic tactile finish by Susana Arias...
Countless shapes by Bean Finneran...
Large scale order and chaos...
Shenny Cruces amazingness...
Love the close up details...
Courtney Mattison wall tide pool piece...
Unfired, raw clay over wooden slats...
Constantly evolving piece by Shay Church...
An ice cream cart made of ceramic tile...
Made by Elyse Pignolet...
And, there was Viola Frey...
Clayton Bailey contraptions...
A David Gilhooly dog...
Loved this raku piece in a hallway case...
And, this is pretty fabulous, too...
More kid collage...
Tiny ceramic roses at the entrance...
And, then dinner with my dad after the exhibit...