I am currently working on FLARE craft fair that will be held in November. It’s a crazy thought (well, was to me at least) whilst I’m on the course and day jobs and studio-less-situation. It was a pushing-to-my-aim-otherwise-never-happen sort of decision but I must tell you this, I am deeply in a panic mode. It’s counting down to 13 week left but I am not doing well as planned. It is hard enough to work under the gazebo and to carry green-stuff to a kiln located to miles away. Working on time?? Don’t ask...
Some of you might have noticed that I have a thing with “wings”- simply love them. I have been making some ceramics with wings and selfishly named them HANETSUBO (winged pots). Recently one of the HANETSUBO wing got broken, so re-considered the shape and how to attach to the body. Drawing (ok “doodling” rather) doesn’t come quite the same as working on clay. I was trying different shapes and methods but could not decide which way to go until the final glazing. Then got this problem with the glaze firing. Due to the situation, it cannot be done until next semester starts. In the meantime, I just look at those half-finished pots hopelessly... But you know what? I may just try several types of wings anyway so that people may choose what is the best. I may just keep making them without worrying too much. At the end of the day this was supposed to be the first “have-a-go” event. So far I have tried yunomi (Japanese tea cup), goblet, jug, vase, trinket box, brooch and candle holder. I will continue to work on those. I have got other ideas apart from wings and am working on it. Hopefully I can show you here in near future.. For now here are some images from my sketchbook.
If you are good at time-management and dealing with a panic situation, please share your tips! xm