Sunday, April 25, 2010

Time to Turn....

Isaiah 45:9 "Woe to him who quarrels with his Maker, to him who is but a potsherd among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, 'What are you making?' Does your work say, 'He has no hands'?

I started turning pots about 6 years ago. I love it so very much but I don't make time to turn , according to my children, as much as I should .grin*
Most of our dishes and cups were made by me or one of my children. Although I have made a variety of things , the bowls are what the children likes the most , so was about time to turn some.

To make a bowl , I make what I call a * cake* first. It is a ball of clay that is center on the wheel.
Then I open in the center to start and smooth the bottom....

Here you you can see me getting my *walls* ready to be raised...

It takes time and patience , too fast will not work ...also the right amount of water is needed... it is a *feeling thing*.... too much water will make the clay too soft am lumpy

This picture is showing basically my beginning ...this will be large bowl.... it is not the one in the bottom... I have actually turn up as much as i could and now it is covered with plastic to keep the moisture in ... I will finish it early in the morning....*grin*

silly me.... it was nice that kate came in with the camera ...unexpectedly, you can SEE!

few of my crazy tea pots.... these were made in both wheel and with clay slabs. the gray one is one of my favorite.... it is called " if I only have a heart"...mmmm.... I am wondering if you know why? *grin*

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