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Oct 10, 2019

Pottery 5

I was really hoping to have all my pottery stuff finished by post 6, but I have one thing that hasn't been bisque fired and so many things that have been waiting on the shelf for glaze firing for a week! So there may be two more posts about pottery, or I'll call it quits after the next one and eventually share my awesome nose planter when it is totally finished. Here are some pictures of the progress of some things I've made, I just realized I barely took any pictures!

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Those were the only pottery pictures I took this week! Sculpting the nose, I love a big/interesting nose and am very excited to get this planter finished. If you have any suggestions for plants that should live inside, let me know. Spatter glazing, Tuesday I went in to finish glazing all my pieces, and tried something new. Mended paint palette; the glue job held through the bisque fire and I glazed it a plain buckwheat color, it should be better than my current plastic palette that needs to go to the garbage.

Oct 8, 2019

Cleaning Up the Garden

It's my last garden update for the year. I have been taking down the sunflowers, collecting seeds, and propagating the sweet potato vine! My new lavender plants and strawberry beds are doing great! I still need to put mulch down around them though. Here are some photos.

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Oct 3, 2019

Pottery 4

I've finished my pottery classes and am now trying to get everything bisque fired and glazed. Here is the progress of some of the things I've made.

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The poor little bear vase got a broken ear, but the repair should hold. A few of my things are totally done! I made a silly round flute that I need to learn how to play. I've also made some ornaments; I'm very excited to get these glazed! And my pie pan got some cracks on the side. I decided to glaze it anyway, but need seal the cracks or not use it as a pie pan.

Oct 1, 2019

Over the weekend I went to a corn maze! It was a chilly evening and definitely felt like autumn!

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Sep 26, 2019

Pottery 3

My last pottery class is tonight! I want to throw three more things so fingers crossed I have enough time. I ran out of clay (my recycled clay is still a bit too wet) so decided to split a bag of this chocolate colored clay with Chelsea. It is a nice clay, has a nice firmness to it and I feel like I can center it easier! Here are a few of the things I have made.

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I decided to remake the sundae cup (its a bit smaller than before) then made a second/fourth out of the chocolate clay, I think they look pretty similar. There is another vase, and a little plate, and I also decided to make another bell, this one has a handle. Lets hope the few things I have ready get fired so I can start glazing and these things I have thrown are the right texture/dryness for trimming!