tying it togther

This class, I decided to tie it all together
& I started making a larger yeti,
using the pinch pot technique
and I'm going to make a rose for him to hold too.

I'm now at 4 mini yetis...
but think eventually there needs to be an odd number.

my roses came out the kiln too.

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oh dear, what am I doing...

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Today we started carving our forms.

& I'm not much in love with the surface design I went with.
I probably should have come to class more prepared...
I just couldn't bring myself to do anything more organic than free form stripes.

I think I should have made less marks on the vertical form
and I dont know, just not done the horizontal stripes.
The funny thing is everyone in the class really likes the horizontal bands.  

I was still working on my forms when some students from another class showed up
and started working on their stuff.
I was actually embarrassed with my work in front of me
though no one here seems to be judging or have an ego about their work 
which is lovely.

One woman had this phenomenal camel  just come out of the kiln
and it got me thinking about what i could make that would inspire me more.
(the only vases I have came with flowers other people sent me
apart from a set of 3 I made years ago
with left over clay from something or other).

I think its time to play more... 

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class number two

We are working today on creating vessels that will perhaps hold our clay flowers.

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The vessels are intended to be carved,
they are about 3/4" thick, pinch pots.
Formed in 2 halves and put together.

You can take the girl away from slipcasting
but I like multiples.  So I've made a pair.
one short and stout & one long(er) and lean.

These puppies weight a ton btw... carving them should be a mini arm workout.

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I also bought a cookie cutter set that will help with my flowers
(I always did like my tools)
and made a few more of those.