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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Birdhouse Factory

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.

Stay tuned!