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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Proof

Evidence of Thursday's efforts.

Since LibertyTown is a working pottery school with limited space, I have found it best if I work in small batches, get them through all their steps (trimming, slipping, painting, carving...) and in line for bisque firing before starting the next batch.




(Some of you will be impressed to see that yes I made TWO lids for the jar.  Just in case.)

I have a commission for a cookie jar...I am very limited in my skills when it comes to throwing larger objects (anything over 5 pounds of clay!) especially when the pot has to go UP as opposed to OUT.  Larger bowls and plates are much easier for me then tall cylinder shapes.  So taking on this request was a big chance.  But luckily it was ordered by a friend FOR a friend.  And how big is a package of cookies anyway?


Slipped and drying.  Ready for decoration tomorrow.....


Evidence that Dominion came to lay the new power line!  All I need now is for them to come back and actually hook the new line to the house and the 2nd line to my studio.....

PATIENTLY (!?!?) waiting.....

6 comments:

Tracey Broome said...

I have the same throwing limitations, down and out haha! I can get a tall piece after lots and lots of trials and error, but I like bowls better!

Anna M. Branner said...

And Tracey I will think WOAH! This one is tall! Then measure and it's still only 7 inches. :(

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

I've been reading through your last few posts. The place where you live is very beautiful. Rivers are so alive; and looks like there are woods too? I look forward to following this river through the seasons. Your house is wonderful , that peach color is very cheering!
xx
julie

Anna M. Branner said...

Thanks Julie! Being right across the street from the river is a real treat, I love watching the birds; herons, blue birds, cardinals and right now the geese...the new place is just a few blocks from the river so I will be able to enjoy it still. Thanks for visiting!

Laurie said...

I'm a new follower, I have been enjoying this and some of your past posts, although I am not a potter (painter here), I lived for a good deal of my life beside a potter who was one of my best friends in this life, she is gone now, but seeing your wok and reading your words brings the joy of those days back, beautiful work,

Anna M. Branner said...

Ah Laurie. Thank you. :) And welcome!