Sunday, July 31, 2011

Getting a groove on...

Its just been in the past few weeks that I felt like I was getting in a groove as far as making work goes. Its taken a while and now my situation will be changing again.

I'm finishing both classes that I am currently teaching...ceramics and online 101. Its been a busy summer and the final week is ending with a bang. I have a mass raku firing planned for Thursday evening with my ceramic students and then Nancy and I are firing the salt kiln over the weekend. I thought this was a good chance to fire all my space eaters...bowls, oval serving dishes, more bowls, and bigger bowls. We will be firing the salt kiln at the university...nothing like a little "free" gas.













I promise to post more potter porno ...I kind of like that right now. Sometimes even I get a little tired of all the verbal explorations and would rather just make work and deal with the jibber-jabber of flapping lips and blistered typing fingers later. So lately I have been letting the pictures do the talking and today is no different.


















Here's my quick preface: In between trips to the studio and back home, I tend to get caught in my garden like a fly in a spider's web. Its the heat of summer and the dahlias and zinnias are tall, the sunflowers are opening and the tomatoes are beginning to ripen. Its past the peak for most of my perennials and there is a bit of un-choreographed overgrowth happening here and there. Please enjoy some images from the tangled late summer symphony happening in my yard until I can post more sexy ceramics.




















C'mon, lets linger a little longer...

5 comments:

christyculp said...

I don't mean to sound like a needy woman, but, well you know...more pots please!

k.houser said...

oh c'mon...man cant live on pots alone...now I gotta go hang out in my garden.

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Ben Carter said...

Your garden is looking great. It's good to take advantage of being outside this time of year. In a few short months we will be cooling down for the winter.

The term Pottery Porno is perfect. I've been watching you tube ceramic videos lately. Check this one out from India. This guys throws roof tiles on a truck wheel. Watch how he takes off a ten inch cylinder in one fluid motion without stopping the wheel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoT1ppXBYa4

k.houser said...

Thanks Ben...the garden is a source of endless fascination for me, especially at this point when its a thick tangle of color and shapes that has overrun my order...and yes, sometimes there is nothing like "just taking in" an image...learning through looking...no matter what the image is...and I will check out that link! Hope all is well in your part of the world!