It was a busy day of teaching today, but I managed to fit in some work time as well. It was also a lot cooler today, after last night's epic thunderstorm. I've found that my best work days are a balance of teaching, wheel work, and time spent looking and thinking rather than making. Today, this balance felt just right.
I have some new wall pieces in process right now, using a very gritty clay that is forcing me to let go of my tendency to overwork the surface of each piece. I'm trying to work more quickly and decisively, which means I spend a lot of time looking and thinking before making a mark.
I really enjoy the lines created when I cut these bowls off of the wheel with a wire.
These are the latest iteration of a series of bowls I have been working on, in an attempt to marry the ideas in my wall pieces with more functional objects. I think I'm getting closer...
In conclusion, to round things out, some goats.