Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Signs of Spring....

Well, maybe not technically but arent "new" sheep a sign of warmer weather to come?

I like making these banks. I throw the body as a closed form (they are slowly getting lighter, though closing the buggers is still hit and miss...) and then add the rest. I usually make them from my buff clay and make their legs and faces black. Give the whole thing a coat of clear glaze. This time, since I have been experimenting with slip, I've used a brown clay with the white slip and will leave their faces and legs au natural.

I always have to make at least one cow! (This one is as of yet husband interrupted me with a text message that he was on an early train home from work, so I dropped the tools, covered the cow and we ended up at a local bar for a quick St Patty's day Guinness with fish and chips....) Cows always are more work since I cant seem to complete one without an udder....that will come later of felted wool....stay tuned!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Show pics

One of my goals this year (besides this blog) is to finally to do some actual shows. They don't have to be major events, just something to get my toe in the pond, teach me the ropes and motivate me to do the work. In Fredericksburg we have a smallish show in May, that happens to coincide with the Marine Corps Half Marathon that is now sponsored by this small town. Plus this particular show is in the Park just around the corner from LibertyTown! If I forget something I can always run back and get it....How's that for an easy first show attempt!

Fortunately the show is very low key. So I have attempted to take my pictures for application myself. I KNOW they are not great but hope they are adequate for this particular event. I have already been promised by a certain person that he will help me for the more serious event I'd like to try for in Williamsburg in the Fall.

I'm required to send three pictures, to include one of my set up. So the first one and probably the third and sixth will go. (I know the mug is too blurry, but I really love that mug. Only I can take blurry pictures with a tripod!)