24 July 2010

HANETSUBO on process

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


8 comments:

  1. They are gorgeous!
    I think it takes a while to get to know the temp/moisture conditions even in a proper studio space. The effect from outside must be very direct in the tent... but Happy making!

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  2. It's nice to see your work here, I like these. Good luck with getting your lighting and timing organised :)

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  3. Very nice.....I really like these...good job!!

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  4. Maki--these are beautiful~ Love the wings!! I have a glass bowl, that I decoupaged recently with wings and a heart. We must be on a similar tangent (inspired by our flying experience) with "our wings"!! And all this while working in a tent- amazing...Can't wait to see your finished pieces. I adore your work Maki~

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  5. Maki, they turn out beautiful! I adore the wings lots! Happy creating! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far! Love to you!

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  6. always was fascinated with the wheel — I don't think I can do it thought!
    They are beautiful!

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  7. Love these, they are gorgeous! You are so talented!

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  8. Thank you everyone. Let's hope I could carry them safe to a kiln....:) xm

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