Tuesday, February 3, 2009

POTTERY CLASS # 5...

I accomplished two things today that make me very happy. I put the final coil on that bowl I showed you earlier, smoothed it out and let it dry to leather hard. Now I am burnishing the surface with a polished stone. I have started the process but need to spend more time on it. You can see the stone in this photograph. It makes it very smooth to the touch and very shiny. After the burnishing, I think I might add a small bit of glaze at the rim and then have it fired. The rest of the class time was spent making a mask. What fun THAT is! We used raku clay which is a much lighter color. I put holes in the top and bottom to add embellishments, such as wire strung with turquoise pieces and some bones I have been saving for something special. I think this is the place to use them!

2 comments:

Joan Marie said...

Once again...awesome! I would love to see this again with the embellishments. Please post a pic when you have added the final touches, ok?

judemowris said...

Joan, I certainly will! Not sure when the raku firing is scheduled.