This weekend I managed to get a bit of time in the clay studio. Partly I recycled some clay and cleaned up after the pre-show frenzy of January, but I also got to throw a little.
I made some bulbs on the wheel for my 3rd attempt at a spinning bicycle wheel piece.
|recycling clay: by which I mean slaking clay on the first day, drying it out in an arch on the second day, and wedging it on the third day|
throwing bulbs off the hump on the potters wheel
The bike wheel bulbs each have a set of holes in them so that I can thread the fired bulbs onto the bike spokes. I played around with the placement of the holes in these bulbs so that I can control how and where they land on the bike spokes.
|bulbs with spoke holes, drying|
I think I'll throw some more pieces in some different sizes so I have more options when I start to build the next piece. Maybe I can even find a small bike wheel for smaller bulbs.
|the "wrong" way to attach bulbs to a bike wheel (epoxy)|
|bulbs for installation, drying|
|the back of a wall bulb (with texture from a new tool)|
My "Mechanical Botanicals" show continues at CORE Gallery in Seattle through February 28, 2015.