Studio experiments and Happy New Year

It’s so nice to have home, studio and gallery attached and we can easily go from one to another.  When it’s quiet we can be in the house, a buzzer goes off when someone comes into the gallery.  Or at any time we can satisfy the urge and go into the studio and make something.
12_31_14_hSue is making a rock here.  The piece is hollow with veins of clay running in it.  Sue started making rocks years ago for display purposes and to go with some sculptures she created.  Now customers buy the rocks, so in her spare time, she’ll make a couple.
12_31_14_cHere’s a fascinating process Sue is working on.  She first created the blue triangle in a long strip, covered it with white clay and connect two of them…….
12_31_14_dShe continues making groups
12_31_14_gUntil she’s made a six sided chuck of design, that she will continue to form into a very nice and neat loaf and then she will take slices off the loaf…..
12_31_14_band form them over a slump mold, smooth them all out and had a foot ring……..next year you’ll see the finished piece.
12_31_14_fI’m continuing with the silk painting and doing four 8×10’s at a time.
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and then I also do this…………

Happy New Year!