It may have only been 4 hours today, but it was a wonderful afternoon with my hands in clay. I was glad that my family agreed to let me go, and I wanted to make the best of it. As usual, I was quite productive. This time, making eggs.
The two vessels from Wednesday, shown in the photo at the top, were also not dry enough to trim. So I force dried the round one enough to trim it, and put the other one back in the cellar for another time. As I mentioned before, I am thinking to use these for the raku firing. The bulbous one, I plan to use thin strips of tape to create some sort of diamond or mosaic pattern, and then use different glazes in between. The round one, I don't know if I'll glaze in a similar manner, or pierce it, to create a candle holder. I find the candle holders to be quite practical. Like this beautiful candle holder which I made for my sister.
Anyhow, I decided to bring a few eggs home, as my experience has been that if I leave clay eggs in the kitchen long enough, they tend to hatch, as experienced here, and here, and here. Sure enough, one has already started hatching tonight :
Oh, and I should add that I checked out my crackly planter. I was thinking to add feet to it, but when I checked it out today, I thought it looked quite fine the way it was, so I decided not to mess with it.