Saturday, January 29, 2011

January post

We were blessed with a couple of wonderful days reaching 70 degrees here in Kansas in January, so I took advantage and went on a photo walk. I still love taking pictures, it's just the eye strain and computer work entailed that isn't so fun. Of course, this spring I will have a new subject for picture-taking, our baby boy!

Here are some pottery pieces I took home this month. I have a couple of big pieces that I am waiting to glaze in case it gets too uncomfortable to throw on the wheel further along in the pregnancy. I have been having some upper back pain and didn't go to pottery as much as I wanted to this week. Hopefully it won't become a bigger problem.

The blates or bowls/plates are supposed to be for cheese balls, a block of cream cheese with jalepeno jelly, or appetizers. It was fun to play with the edges and not try to make them a set by being as uniform as possible. I have more in various stages unfinished.

I glazed this praying mantis bowl over the Christmas break, having to paint three coats of glaze on for each color. It's 15-1/2 inches in diameter. A glaze pencil is used for the wording and outlining the squares.

Hope winter is treating you well!

1 comment:

Melanie-Pearl said...

the blates are rad, Kim. esp the light blue glaze with them. nice.

the insect bowl reminds me of something very disturbing that I once watched with my neighbors....