Tuesday, June 17, 2008
2 minutes in heaven with Gary, or how to make a plate
(movie by Gary! making a plate!!!!!!!) So, my pal Kcinnova has ordered something like 10 bowls and 10 plates. The first round of plates was a little too small for her herd of boys, so I am making a bigger batch and these are the last. Looking tres cool, no? Plates are easy to make, but their shape fills up my kiln in an odd way, so I only make and fire 3-4 at a time, then other stuff fits around them in the kiln. People ask how long it takes to make a plate (or other things) and as for the wheel part? I answer '2 minutes plus 25 years of experience'. Of course, not pictured here is the later trimming and glazing, not to mention playing with the cats and dogs and having a petite snack.