Sunday, June 14, 2009

A Self Indulgent 41st B-Day Weekend

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!!!

7 comments:

jimgottuso said...

hey, i like the exploration... they should be great finished, almost looks like you carved out a thin trough and embedded a long noodle extrusion into the groove. love the comment about your kids finally getting hungry enough to enjoy the beans and rice... funny, hardly anyone gets hungry anymore.

jimgottuso said...

oh and happy birthday, 41, wow... wish i was 41

FetishGhost said...

Thanks Jim... they ate the beans, but they wouldn't admitt to liking it.

Cinderelish said...

Happy Birthday. I LOVE the canisters.

julietteisdead said...

slightly belated happy birthday! couldn't get the comments link to work yesterday. :P

the canisters are fabulous, of course.

. c h o k l i t . said...

Yaaay! Happy (belated) birthday, FetishGhost... your work is looking fabulous, as always...

MudStuffing Pottery said...

Love the tool! Also love rice and beans, I like it with a little chow-chow, lots o texas pete and hot sausage and I am in rice and bean heaven!