It's always a great day when you can enjoy pottery, and we're counting on it. Today was one of those days. I decided I needed to go into the studio on a Sunday, to finish up a few of my items, since I have too much on the go, and I want to focus on my big lantern on Wednesday. I had 6 items I threw on Wednesday which needed trimming and decorating.
I wanted to add some texture, in case I use any of these in the soda firing. So I slip trailed one of them with swirly lines, and for another, I used my dragon scale tool to create a scale pattern on the shoulder (I realized very quickly that I didn't want to do this for the whole pot) :
I also wanted to try out my poking tool, which I made in the last course, and hadn't tried out yet. For this one, I also decided not to poke the whole pot. I think this band around it looks good.
I didn't take another photo of the plate decorated with black and turquoise slip, but I trimmed it also.
I was happy to try out my new 1/2" custom stamp from www.4clay.comhttp://www.4clay.com/. I'm very pleased with the result, and it will be useful for smaller items, where my 1" stamp is hard to fit or get a good imprint. Look at this little beauty :
This is not a very good photo of it, but here is my original stamp. I will still use it for larger items (which is most of what I am making lately) :
Finally, I made some progress on my windswept house, cutting a few more windows and adding a few more birds. I may do a bit more Wednesday, if I have time, otherwise I think I'm close enough I could call it done.