I've finally taken some "me" time to make something with all of the reclaimed clay that's been sitting in bags getting perfect. Considering how infrequently I've thrown lately I was pretty surprised that I went 6 for 6 with the birdhouses. The one on the far left almost went south when the sides got too thin hence the odd shape. I'm thinking a hippo....
I had seen this slip technique in a couple of videos lately and gave it a try on the first birdhouse. I'll be doing one of the Garden Series with this one. I wasn't sure I liked it until I had put all six of the forms together and this one just sang to me. The slip gives it a great sense of motion that really appeals to me. But, being the conservative adventurer that I am, I won't be switching over to this look until I see how it looks when it's finished.
Tomorrow, schedule and drying status permitting, I'll be making these boring forms into some animal and garden birdhouses.