Friday, February 12, 2010

Record Texas Snow

All time record for snowfall here in Dallas. Snowed for more than 24 hours and we had about 12 and a half inches. Here are some shots from around the neighborhood. I picked out what I thought were the better shots even though they didn't give a sense of the actual amount of snow that fell. Wish I would have noticed the date stamp was on and turned it off.

Monday, February 8, 2010

David Malcolm Rose

I saw this artist's work while in Hot Springs, Arkansas in August. Thought I would share his work here. It must take alot of discipline, dedication, and patience to complete these with such detail. Go check out his website. Amazing work.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Textured wallpaper

Had errends to do today so I didn't get to complete Michael Kline's assignment today. Scored some texture wall paper at Lowe's for a couple of dollars each on clearence. Normally these are around fifteen to twenty dollars a roll. So I maybe into slab pots in the near The pattern on the right is by far the best of them, but I can probably find uses for the others though.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Texturing Tool Secrets

The secrets to my recent texturing success are pictured here. lol I think the first one is a hair curler and what I used to texture the bowl in front from the last post. I tried to make mugs with this but wheelhead interference wouldn't let me get all the way to the bottom of the mug. A large blank space is left down there and I couldn't get the combination of texture and non-texture to look right together. Will have to think about that one and see if there is a solution that looks good. The two bowls in the back were textured using the pastry wheel in the middle. The scrap piece of wood was used to texture the bowls three or four posts ago. If anybody tries these let me know how it works for you.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Got out in the studio and got my hands dirty today. Threw a few textured bowls trying to get back into the swing of throwing. Suppose to do a demo next week, only my second one, and need to get in some practice. Used a new "tool" to texture the bowl in front, I am eager to see how it will look once it's glazed. Been enrolled in continueing ed pottery class but that may be coming to a close. Some of the more experienced potters kept signing up because it was like an open studio with access to reduction firings. Now they are requiring us to state a limiting "focus" on one area Instructor has to verify if our work to be fired is consistent with our "focus". So looks like they are trying to kill the CE class because they know no one will stay with that kind of nonsense. If we wanted that we would have signed up for credit classes.