Friday, October 26, 2007
This was a group assignment. We each had to throw 5-6 bowls. Then, all the pieces were put on the table and we could choose 5-6 bowls to make a totem. I assembled, bisque fired, and used my glazes with crystals. The glazes came out a tad differently than I'm used to because we used the class clay which is a garrish orange. I prefer to work with white clay because the glazes come out brighter. I rather like my Dr. Seuss pot.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I had a pair of pants I wore whenever I worked with clay. Alas, they are now fit only for rags. I needed new pants. I went to the local Famous Name Chain store and bought a cheap batik. I used my 50% off coupon so I got really cheap batik. I made me a pair of scrub pants for clay. These pants are remarkably comfortable and allow me to use the potter's wheel as well as do a lot of bending as I'm lugging clay or dragging a glaze bucket over to the glaze table.
I tend to get glaze on me as well as the ceramic piece and glaze doesn't wash out. I thought the pattern of the batik would disguise at least some of the glaze splatter - at least for a while.
The close up is of the pocket. I truly cannot sew without using some of my fancy thread and some fancy stitches.
Sunday, October 07, 2007
I bought this fabric about a year and a half ago, and I've forgotten what I had planned on using it for. So.... I laid out the scrubs pattern and made this top and the bottoms. I used an iridescent thread for the fancy stitching on the top. I find scrubs to be very comfortable for sewing, lounging around the house and traveling.