I've been working on some new forms that I am really excited about. Oval vases. I threw a vase on the wheel, without a bottom, and then formed the oval shape when I removed the vase from the bat. I rolled out a few slabs of clay to make the oval bottoms today and really enjoyed the process. I don't normally incorporate handbuilding into my wheel-thrown work, but I love working with the oval form and will keep working on this idea.
Here is a vase with the attached slab bottom (left), and a vase ready for the attachment (right). I then carved a botanical design into the vase. I love carving my designs and I feel like my hands are incorporated with each individual piece that much more.
I really love these!!!
A little feedback on "Tapestry- A day for you"...the show went well (Friday). Because it was my first time exhibiting in the event, I didn't know what to expect and went in with no expectations. All in all, I am glad that I did the show and I feel like I made some connections that I might not have in other venues. I loved running into other vendors/artisans that I know from other shows, and meeting new artists. I am thankful for the support of local shoppers and happy with my sales. If I do the show again next year, I will definitely take more advantage of the 10x10 booth space provided and set up like I do in when I am out with my tent. I only used an 8ft table this year and didn't feel like I was able to show off each piece like I would like to have. I am really looking forward to working on some custom orders that I took and working on some new ideas, as well!