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Throwing new shapes

March 6, 2015



What with all the pit firing issues, I decided to give it a break this Wednesday.  The wind was still blowing and that may be contributing to the problems.  That's my excuse anyway.  Sometimes you just need a bit of distance on a problem to work out the solution.   I also felt like I needed to do something new, so I got sketching.  The swan necked vessels (which we have nicknamed "the parsnips") seem to be popular.  It got me wondering whether the same technique would work in another shape.   I drew out a few ideas, picked my favourite and got carving on Wednesday.  It was too wet to finish properly so I will sand out all the last imperfections this weekend.  What do you think?   I like it (though its early days and soon I will see all the ways in which its not so good).   Anyway, I am going to try again this weekend - the aim is to make a larger version and see if can extend the asymmetry a bit.   It should also give me an idea how they look in a group.  The parsnips always look so sociable, but these have a quieter aura... not as chatty!   The pit fire will also be back in action this weekend.   Hopefully the pit fire gods will be in a more cooperative mood!        

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