Sunday, July 18, 2010
Set and Match
Two Lovers with Clouds in Their Heads
A quick little project - These pots just filled the top shelf in the bisc nicely; Yaacov came and took two,one had a cracked base [trimmed too thin,tool too blunt] and has been sent to the garden to function as a parsley pot,and one is still in the studio,where every second person plays on it. The raw clay looked like an earthenware,but now that's it's bisced I wonder whether it's one of those clays labelled "firing range: 1000-1260 degrees" which I never fully understand- if it fires to 1260,obviously I can fire it to 1000,but it'll look half-fired,like this one.The terra sigilata is more the colour I was hoping for.
Friday, July 09, 2010
Do You Udu?
...I do! I didn't know what these African drum/pots were called yesterday,and now I've made four of them [3.5-5.5kg] for local musician Yaacov Avni,who has a gallery round the corner from my studio. Luckily I remembered that a store in town sells earthenware clay - son Gilad shlepped 18 kg for me. I still have to cut the side sound-hole...Shabbat shalom!