Saturday, February 9, 2013

Feel the Clay

More Saturday ceramics this morning. My new approach to throwing is going well. I was so caught up in throwing the perfect pot that I wasn't having any success. I now understand that you have to throw a lot of bad pots before you can throw a good one. Out of eight blobs I ended up with eight pieces, not great ones mind you, but nonetheless. My journey continues.

Friday, February 8, 2013

My First Plane!

I got my first hand plane this week- like my card scrapers, it has changed my life (kind of- makes me smile anyways). I spoiled myself with a Lie-Nielsen low angle block plane (#102). It is absolutely gorgeous and such a joy to use. It makes trimming joints flush and removing milling marks a breeze. Time to go practice, cheers.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Saturday Ceramics Update!

I pulled some handles for the cylinders I threw yesterday! Not a terrible attempt at some mugs.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Saturday Ceramics

I got back on the wheel this weekend and had better luck. I threw twelve 12oz. blobs and ended up with eight pieces, not too shabby. Last weekend I was trying to throw identical cylinders and ended up trashing most of them, so today I took a more 'just relax at the wheel' approach and it worked out for the best.