Wednesday, July 26, 2006
to a scored piece of clay. This is how the bottom is attached.
This says harmony in Chinese Calligraphy.
The stuff I painted on is called ON GO.
This is pretend Chinese Calligraphy.
It says, PAINT BRUSHES.
Check out Valerie's cool brush,
it's made of wolf or goat hair.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Sunday, July 23, 2006
Saturday, July 22, 2006
Valerie taught me a slab technique.
We rolled out the clay, cut rectangles and
rolled it around pipe tubing wrapped with newspaper.
The tubing is shown below behind my containers.
I pressed a piece of stone into the container on the left
to give it some texture, then smoothed it out a bit.
A cone or some dried plant thing
was used on the jar on the right.
This black tool was custom made for Valerie.
We used it to cut an angle on the edges of the slabs.
We scored the edge with a fork and
brushed wet goop on the scored areas.
This helps the two sides seal nicely.
Friday, July 21, 2006
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Friday, July 14, 2006
Thursday, July 13, 2006
I can't scan a whole page.
I get a little self conscious
when I take it out, open it,
and set it on my lap.
Now, it's DOUBLE HUGE.
There were only 3 of us
in the waiting room
so I had the courage to
sketch this man across from me.
He reminded me of a pirate.
He wore a striped shirt,
and an extra wide leather belt
almost up to his chest.
I wonder why he was there.