Here is Jerry Leger & the Situation, a band I saw playing at Castro’s lounge in Toronto, Canada.
Earlier this year, I embarked on another level of clay fun. I took a wheel class to through Jefferson Community Center to learn to “throw pottery”. I love that the instructor–the ever-so talented Molly Hueffd–calls the class “Clay for the Soul” as my soul so needed to play with clay this last year.
These are the final batch of goodies that I made during my summer class; they are still in the greenware stage here (meaning they have not been fired in the kiln yet). I hear they are ready for me to pick up and I can’t wait to see what these look like when they have been glazed and fired.
Too bad I will have to wait until next month to see them.
The waiting will kill me!
Yesterday I posted the finished products of my toiling. Sorry I didn’t take shots of the assembly process, but I did document the glazing process. It was new for me to use these sorts of glazes and mix them in a such a way, so I wrote everything down in case there were parts I wanted to replicate. I also started numbering my pieces with a stamp on the bottom using a cover coat rather than a glaze.
Whimsical Birdfeeder – 1
As you can see here, it is hard to tell what the the final glaze colors will look like when applied, which is why I took pictures of the jars and wrote down the names so I can compare when I am done.
The ladybugs got their red and black glaze on another day before they hit the kiln. Copper wire was used for the antennae and glued in.
Whimsical Birdhouse – 2
Here are the glazes I used for the feeder, pictured in order of the sections I applied them.
These 2 were not listed on the layout sheet: The green apple is insider the house and the teal blue is on the bottom. Neither of these are glazes, so they don’t melt & stick to the kiln when applied on the bottom and they are not slippery when the birdies sit on the edge of the house hole.
Last month I took a class with Marissa Motto of Unique Ceramics to make a super-cool birdhouse and birdfeeder-hence, the bird bed and breakfast.