Saturday, November 13, 2010

honey pots

I have an order for honey pots.  They are due by the middle of December, so I make double the amount needed, since the time is short; that way there will be enough of a choice---   Here they are drying, and then bisqued, waiting for me to unload the kiln, wax the bottoms and the lid area, and then glaze and decorate.  (yeah, yeah, I know, the top coil of the kiln needs rewiring.  I'm just hoping it fires another 4 firings; then I'll do it....)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Help in the Studio

Pat Ligibel, a long-time potter and friend from our days at the Toledo Potters' Guild came over, today, to help me work on some tiles for metal trays.  The trays - and baskets - had to be measured out, and then patterns made for the tiles that took into account the shrinkage of the clay.  It's a job I've been putting off for a while, but having a friend in the studio working with me is great motivation!