Oh lord, I think I’m suffering from a case of blog neglect! I’m sorry if you’ve been tuning in and reading the same old posts. This year has been a really mad-cap one, with lots of projects (some finished, others… not so much!), hectic day jobs and a gigantic move in the making. I’ve been keeping myself calm by trying my hand at making some pottery.
I made some of the molds at a ceramic workshop hosted by Choplet in Williamsburg earlier this year and was hooked. It was a somewhat daunting process, learning how to create a mold, I’m not sure I’m that good at it yet! I’m used to thinking about shapes as more two dimensional things, like sketches on paper, but now I see the beauty in creating something you can hold in your hand and use. It’s a very slow and meditative process for me, pouring the slip, waiting for it to set and then sanding the forms to a satin finish. I love working with raw porcelain, it looks beautiful just as it is.
The vases you see in the photo are unglazed and are waiting to be fired. I just got some matte turquoise glaze to try, so we’ll see how it turns out!