Until I can devote more time and until I have a great “skill set” in this technology, I will keep my current interests here under one Spiritosablog. It is a great help in following my own line(s) of thinking at a certain point in time. I have short-term memory problems. My mind skips from point to point and surfing the internet while maintaining any kind of linear through-line in my thinking is not possible at this time.
I am still interested in keep track of my hobbies as such:
1. Pottery, that I desperately need to find a new home for doing my work in (Studio, etc). Clearly that cannot happen where I now live and it is one of my main motivations in finding a new place to live.
2. Storytelling – working in this art form and being a storyteller, in place of doing theater. Also investigating the overlap of language learning and storytelling. Finding community. Also another motivations for a move? Somewhere I don’t have to drive many miles in the winter to find others.
3. Italian language. If I wish to committ to learning this further. Living in a city with resources to help in this might motivate me again. And finding other learners. And native speakers.
Let quasi leather hard the bowl mold which made for a nice and sturdy structure to add 4-5 coils (round) on top. Smoothing out the inside with rib(s), sponge as I would like a totally smooth rather than pitted surface.
#30 weather kept me away from bringing it up to the studio to fire. I hope the weather gets better, because all this exposure to zero degree weather, even from inside my car, is a concern.
Started Feb 2, 2014. Adding Flat coils.
Pinch Pot Potter
Credit to : Karen Bamonte
Interesting pinch pots at this site
Markings made with side of paddle. Right now about 4 inches. Will add on with flat coil unless I think of something else. Made 4 square feet to attach when leather hard. Not sure I’ll want the feet square or perhaps small balls would be better? Monday- I added two thick, flat coils building height. Letting dry a bit before adding more. Feb. 2014: Now a tall vase, drying in studio, waiting to be bisque fired.
Keeping it smaller. Testing. Mostly pinched out then paddled. Only a few coils. BMIX grog?
Trying to figure out how to finish building it and making bottom
less flat. Still in Bmix without grog. This is last pot in which I will use that clay body. This is also good example of slumping and too much water added, not dry enough to keep building. Wasn’t going to hold a shape like that.
Started with a small foot but the bowl was slumping so I paddled it away, I hope. It is now drying (Jan 2014)
Feb 2014: Not sure what I think of the unevenness here. I want to be able to do more texture / design on the surface, some “earthy” stuff. Nothing planned. Clay body not holding up so well. Hoping it is fire by now.