Monday, September 7, 2015

Scout

I'm pleased with my recent kiln load, only one small glaze drip that needs to be hammered off (or it'll slice my hand open...again).  I made another dog food bowl for Jim and Lois (Farmers Market organizers, super folks!).  Of ALL the stuff in the kiln, that was the one I was anxious to see.

It looks great, except...

There's a small crack above the right eye.  Goes all the way through!!  So, I gave it to them, no charge.  

I've been getting more cracks than usual lately, a reminder to keep it thin, and consistent.  Clay is pretty forgiving, as long as you play by the rules.  I got my hand slapped, I learned my lesson.

So, back to my wheel.

4 comments:

Cindy Gilliland - DirtKicker Pottery said...

Very cool bowl. The illustration of the dog is fantastic.

sddonlon said...

Thanks, Cindy! It was fun to paint. I'd just gone to a workshop on using Velvet Underglazes. Fun stuff!!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

You said it, clay keeps you on your toes....

Lori Buff said...

It is a sweet bowl, too bad about the crack. I would imagine the recipients would be very glad to have it anyway.