Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Ah, the day after Christmas!...hope everyone will have a relaxing day after the high-intensity day yesterday.

Here are pictures of two things I made for Christmas gifts...the first, below, is for a friend in Texas who has a place on the coast, where fishing is one of his main activities. This is supposed to be an American shad. It's about 20 inches long. I used a net onion bag for the scale texture. This is what I made for our son for their place near Paso Robles CA. It is made of seven bottomless cylinders, each 7" high. I suggested he put a bead of silicon seal between each one. The post is PVC pipe. I set it up in our back yard to take the picture.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Another bowl set similiar to the earlier one, with volcanic ash specks in the glaze. Fired to cone 7. A long-time customer ordered this bowl set as a gift to her niece.

These 6-inch bowls are part of a set, but the large bowl needs to be refired...it didn't get quite enough heat in the firing.
Earthenware bowl- about 11" diameter