Well, my initial plan this weekend was going to be really self-indulgent and meet up with Matt of MossBeach Ceramics for a soda fire for my birthday, but the dreaded cliché, that I hate, finally caught up with my household… “It’s the economy”… I couldn’t afford to go out to San Jose for our scheduled soda firing… whaaaaaaa!!! (Aw hell, we can barely afford a week’s worth of rice and beans right now.) Fortunately the optimist in me loves rice and beans and I’m looking forward to watching my kids finally get hungry enough to quit complaining and dig in. I’m figuring that should be tonight. Hehehehhheh… this should be better than TV.
Well, the poor man in me tapped me on the shoulder and suggested that I dig though my reclaim bins and get really self indulgent at home.
I got to enjoy spending the weekend in the studio throwing large canisters and trying out new strategies for surface designs. Now I know no idea is as good as done until it’s actually done… but I really like where this weekend's series is heading. With this series, I’ve gone back to incising my stenciled designs and I’ve combined the incising with multiple pockets of cobalt slipped areas as well. Maybe I didn’t word that as clearly as I could… but you can just check out the photos to see what’s happening. Me and the kids really like how they turned out, now I just have to foot the buggers. Woof!!!