We still need to fire our kiln, so I’m working to help fill it up. What better way than with a huge bowl? After the Cherokee Holiday, I’ve been wanting to try hand building with coils, so here’s my first go at a large piece. Bumpy. Imperfect. Good enough for me! My hubby fears it will take forever to dry, but it sat in the autumn sun yesterday and got a good start.
I also want to work more with slab pieces, so here’s another go at a different piece. It’s to be a gift, so hopefully it will turn out, too. I pressed some fresh maple leaves onto the top (the leaves are still in place for the photo but peeled off fine after drying a bit), and the impressions turned out well. I’ll probably wax-resist them before glazing to preserve the detail.
I am very much still in the learning process, and I’ve given up that practice makes perfect. Better to tell the kids (and myself) that practice makes it better.