Friday, May 29, 2009

New Clay

I bought some new clay a little while ago and was able to use it for the first time this week. I have wanted to try out a really dark, almost black, clay and this is as close as I've come so far. I threw a bunch of things and the color was hard to capture but I think these little bud vases and platter show the color pretty well. I'll let you know how the clay turns out after firing and glazing. I have to do some tests since I have no idea what our glazes will look like on this clay. Just a fun little jaunt from the norm.

We are getting ready for a home sale (I'll post our card pretty soon) and are throwing, firing, and glazing like crazy. These next two weeks should produce some great pots! I've been drawing a lot lately too, just little things, but I'm trying to organize my time so that I'm able to do both. Maybe I'll post some of those as well.

1 comment:

  1. You are so talented. Even the photo of how you put things in the kiln is artistic in its composition and point of view. Wow. I find myself constantly wanting to ask you questions about what you're doing -- and I'm not a potter or artist. Great job writing, throwing and everything else, Sarah!