July 2012

Making Things...

I admit it: I have a problem. I can't stop making things. LOTS of things. Every kiln load is packed full of objects and forms I am constantly experimenting with. I never have time to list everything so I pick out a few things and list those. I make a lot of one-off designs that I don't plan to make again so I sometimes give those away. Then someone tells me - you know that thing-a-majig you gave me, can you make more? So off I go...I LOVE exploring shapes and textures - my favorite thing, even more than glazing. Over the past few months I've really been into making discs, rings and hoops. I've been getting more and more primitive in my designs, using bits of sea shells, worn bits of sea glass and pottery shards collected over years of beach combing, and my own hand carved porcelain stamps for texturing. I have tons of these discs and rings that have been sitting around for months. I have decided to start listing them in the next few weeks. Not sure how, maybe in sets of 4 - 6? I'll figure something out...meanwhile here's a few pictures I snapped from a kiln unloading a couple of months ago...
Oh yeah... see those little flower bead caps? I'll be making more of those soon...