Last night I turned some of the pieces that I thrown on Wednesday. So I can show you an image of work in progress. I was going to do this on the night before. However, as working in this temp site, I was not sure how much the work would get exposed to the sunlight and drafts. So I covered with a plastic sheet as you do, but when I returned home from work it wasn’t ready (too wet to turn) so decided to leave till morning. Of course, I couldn’t get up on time, could I? I dashed to work failing to turn on time and on my return home it was too dry. When the piece gets over-dried, you can actually moisten again to the right condition, but it requires a careful approach. I was rushing in between our Friday evening shopping routine and this task. Started to lose the light under the tent. I could hardly see what I was doing. Making more mess on the surface. mutter! mutter! mutter! In the end I ruined the base of some work, I broke a piece of stem and what not! But hey, it is a start of my “tent” routine. I need to sort the timing, working surface, light in the night etc. Now I need to think how I carry the green-ware (unfired, which means fragile) to a kiln miles away... that would be interesting!
Anyway, here are some trials of HANETSUBO (winged pot) pieces, in a form of YUNOMI (Japanese tea cup), goblet, jug and trinket box. I will explore more and with a glaze finish, then will see which one I’d like continue to produce.
Blue sky here today. Back to building work on the studio-to-be. Happy weekend everyone! xm