Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Cthulhu Idol ................

......discovered recently in the Miskatonic University Library Archives.  The attribution is "found near Innsmouth, Massachusetts by Professor Grave, 1931.   Height is roughly 10cm.  Carved from a greenish stone  with fused glass veining (possibly meteorite?)."

Modeled with ^10 clay, bisque fired.  ^04 glaze applied, wiped back, fired to ^6.  Finished in acrylics.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Prehistoric Cthulhu idols ...............

..........finished.  Ceramic clay, bisque fired, glazed and wiped back and low fired.  Cold finished with acrylics.  Roughly 4 & 5-inches high.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

More new garden totems......

......two cedar trout totems, one new ceramic crow totem.   Mounted on 3-foot threaded rod.

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Newest Graduating ..........

class of Crow-Kins destined for Art Center East in La Grande.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Marx Magic Mender......

ROCKS!  I swear -- so many products claim to do things they don't, that it's rare to find one that truly does.  This product has saved my work so many times in handbuilding the Crow-Kins (I have problems with keeping their hats in place).  I even took a handbuilding class because I figured there must be a secret I didn't know.  Nope.  I scored and slipped, but the area available for joining is so small, I inevitably run into issues.  This stuff saves the day every time on greenware.  I haven't had to use it on bisque yet, so I have no idea how it works with it.

Anyway....just saying.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Various new Garden Totems......

Ceramic totems left and right.  Cedar Trout totem in the center.  All mounted on 5/16 or 3/8-inch threaded rod.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

New Kiln under Fire.........

@ cone 6.  My new (to me) Skutt KS818.

Friday, February 9, 2018

The Murder Spree...............

......begins again.  New crow-kins for Art Center East.  Georgies' low fire Wonder White.

Monday, February 5, 2018

New bowl musings.....

Finally got around to repairing my lathe (bent head stock shaft due to a very bad jam while turning far too large a chunk of wood).  Had a walnut tree cut down this past year and salvaged this from the firewood pile.  So far so good.....

Friday, February 2, 2018

Cthulhu idols............

......recently rediscovered under unusual circumstances.  Believed to be artifacts initially found during the 1930 Miskatonic University expedition to the Antarctic.

Approximately 5 to 3-inches high.   Ceramic material.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Mid-Fire Garden Totem

Test piece garden totem.  Cone 6 clay & glazes.  Wanted to test the new (to me) kiln, the outside durability of the clay and the new glazes.  As well as making sure I calculated the hole size to allow for proper shrinkage.   All assembled on a 3-foot section of 5/16-inch threaded rod.

I'm happy with the results.  Georgies' Timberline Sculptural clay with paprika, tumeric and emerald green ash glazes.

New totems in the works with surface texture and shape experimentation.