Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Every now and again and far beyond any reason, I seem to get this bug to do something way out in left field, usually something I have never done before and sometimes things I have no recollection of trying or am in possession of the necessary skill set. Though I dabble in hand building from time to time, this has been one of those weeks where I have certainly strayed from the beaten path that is throwing (with a possibility of altering). I have been building these larger, up to 18", totemic column vases with texture all over their surfaces and cutting small "citadel" style windows so that the top opening isn't the place where flowers would go and upset the center of gravity which is quite low. So far, it has been interesting making these pieces to see where they may go. Today however, I decided to make henko style bottles with a texture over their surfaces, honestly, I am not sure what I was thinking. Standing for hours, screwing up my back and a bit less than four pounds each, I don't think I was exactly sure what I was getting in to. Who knew that 48 ounces (or so) could require so much patience and be so demanding.

"Every why hath a wherefore." Shakespeare