Here is another stoneware jug I made last week. I am still working out the finer points of making strap handles with these. I have a bucket of reclaim clay that I am trying to use up, and so I decided to make jugs out of it. I figure I've got just about enough clay in the bucket to make two more of the larger jugs or maybe three small ones. I also did some sgraffito on the other jug I posted below, which turned out pretty good. This has been another busy week and weekend, capped off with a two night gig with the band, and birthday celebrations for my wife and my sister (a very happy birthday to both of you!). Next week is looking like it may settle down a bit... maybe. Busy or not, I be makin' some stuff! ;)
Well... no big kiln for me. Too bad. The auction didn't come through, but that's OK, I guess. I admit that I was already thinking about exactly where it was going to sit in the garage (ha) but it was not to be. But on a higher note, I am finally getting things back in place in the basement; and last night I made my first piece of pottery in probably two months. It felt good to get into that state of mind again... to get drawn into the creative process. I've had a much needed vacation from work this week, but a lot of it has been spent whittling away at the long list of projects that have needed to be done around here. And the 4th of July festivities always eat up a lot of time... but we enjoy that, and I don't mind it at all. It's a good time. We also went to Silver Dollar City Wednesday, so it certainly hasn't been all work and no play. This weekend I'm hoping to finish getting everything back in the basement, and situated. I'm getting very close, but the process always seems to take so much time. Mid summer is always a busy time of the year, but hopefully things will settle in soon, and I can get back into the groove. The new jug is slab built, made of mid-fire buff stoneware, and measures just under 9 inches high, with a diameter of 5 inches. I think it turned out nicely.