June 29, 2008
It's starting to get dirty around the studio with the flurry of making pots this last week. I couldn't even see the pots in the mirror. Although I said I try not to be a machine, I feel like I have been lately. I always get behind this last week before a firing and sometimes find myself working 16 hour days in the studio, and 7 days a week to get everything done. I always say next time I'm going to plan better, but no matter what happens, I always seem to be rushing that last week of making, and then rushing the glazing. I do hope that one day I can balance my time better in the studio and work more efficiently so that there is built in time for relaxing....yes...relaxing, I think I know what that is.
I finished more tumblers and mugs with the new foot treatment, this time using a different ripple carving. I think this pattern is much more active looking with the fluid panels, than with the straight panels I once used. It's exciting having these small changes now carrying on to other forms.
I'm firing another bisque kiln tomorrow and have a couple more days to finish up everything, and get the last bisque firing in while I move on to glazing.