I'm excited about pottery again. I realized that I'm going to have to stop using big bessie kiln for the summer (I'm looking at a week plus of 100+ days, and firing her requires 10+ hours of no AC) and fire more frequently with my little kiln, which was stripped of elements last night and half-replaced. I was so proud to do it myself (with significant coaching from my friend Mike, the ceramics engineer), but my back gave out before I could finish. Also, hello, sweaty.
I've been throwing a bit again this week and pulled out some new supplies I bought this spring before everything went haywire. Here's one piece I just finished working on:
Earlier this week I played around with more blue and white- I think it's a direction I'll pursue. All of my wedding dishes were blue and white, and I've collected different blue and whites over time. I'll be back to show you the results in a few weeks.