It really makes my heart happy
when I actually finish some art piece that I've started for my students.
This thrown pot was made two years ago as a demo for my beginning clay kids.
I'm crazy about surface design,
so I grabbed a bunch of stamps and cylinder rolls and went to town
stamping the heck out of this pot.
When I had finished I felt it looked a bit tribal
and knew I'd probably want to dangle something from the side,
so I pierced a couple of holes along the shoulder.
I stained the outside with Red Iron Oxide
and glazed the inside with our beautiful black glaze,
then took it home to my studio to see what I could find for the dangle.
This sweet little clay bird,
which I think came from Mexico on a colleague's necklace that she donated,
seemed the perfect compliment to the pot,
along with a piece of leather and a couple of brass and silver beads.
The only downside is I can't remember what I did with the darn thing.
This getting old thing really sucks Eunice!
Then today I went for a doctor's appt. to check my hearing
and the nurse told me to expect a call from the doc with the results.
Seems I'm losing my hearing in my left ear.
What a revolting development!
Well at least I can still see with my trifocals,
although I do practice knitting with my eyes closed,
just in case.