Friday, October 30, 2009
getting the a$$less chaps.....
....onto a pot. That was my question: how do you get a$$less chaps onto a pot? So I began doodling this little cowboy. He will get a pink neckerchief and other colors later.
Chapter number, what, 6? Blogging for dummies: use a$$less chaps as much as possible.
My pal in the Carolinas Jen Mecca is really into making boxes, altered forms on the wheel. That meant nothing to me either, although I love making jars and sugar bowls which are similar, but I got one of her boxes and have been thinking, and yesterday made 2 boxes to finish.
SO, as you see below, I threw an enclosed shape, squared it while soft, and then today, half dry, carved out ridges and arched feet, cut the thing apart to create a lid, flanged the lid inside and made the elephant. It looks HOLY CATS awesome. It took me so long to fiddle with it and finish, my mental cash register is like KACHING! This sucker is gonna be expensive...the second will be different looking I think.
And look all the way down, I got a pirate Snoopy shirt! (I was inspired for that after I saw Becky Jo's niece with a Snoopy shirt, but I had to get a BADAZZ one....
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 11:47 AM