Friday, June 22, 2007

Pottery, Metal Works and Poultry

Time for a pottery class update. Calm down, I know, it's exciting. Okay, I'm gonna need everyone to just sit down and take deep breaths, because you are about to behold some of the most excruciatingly awesome pots ever made.

Here my priceless gems are sitting on the rack covered in glaze and waiting to be gently lowered into a kiln to be fired. See the one in front that is sort of bowlish-spittoonish? That was probably my nicest piece, note I said was. Ike dropped it on the way out of the studio when I went to pick up my finished pieces. Poor guy, he was so distraught. Lesson: do not take children with you to pick up your pottery.

Ink pot and Wobbly Bowl...I know, cute eh?
Ellen claimed these bowls for herself, she's really likes the ink pot, I think it's just the right size for earrings.

Superman and Strange-Squished-Bottom Spittoon
This is Seth's favorite.... but, the Superman belongs to Ike.

Flower pot and Syrup Pitcher
Ike got dibs on the pitcher.

Disaster. This piece I spun right off the wheel while I was learning how to trim, but I made it into "Art". I think it will be stored under the kitchen cabinet with a rusty Brillo pad in it.

I have lots and lots and lots more that I made, so many that I don't reamember what most of them look like. But, alas they are not quite finished or I can't find them on the pottery shelf with the other student's work.
And in other news....

These sweet fence finials I bought at the Gypsy caravan. Look at those forms. Aren't they lovely?

Maybe someday, I'll have a garden gate that I can adorn.

Chickens adorning TBLDBT.


hope4grace said...

You really need a garden gate, those are awesome. I miss the gloriously fab second hand house fixtures in N'leans. Just beautiful old scroll work and such. Your pieces remind me of that.

cndymkr said...

The piece of pottery behind Superman is wonderful. Great job.

I am in mourning over the loss of your other piece.

Rechelle said...

I want the syrup pitcher!

Rechelle said...

April - my children want you to post more often - so they can know what is going on. They have become great fans of your blog. said...

I'm a little obsessed with that ink pot. I desperately want to put little post earrings in it and stash other treasures in it. So cute!

Mia's Mama said...

you make me miss ceramics class :(

Beautiful work!