Today brought lots of checks to the studio check list. I threw several pieces, including some that will satisfy some requests. There are parts for 2 patio lanterns, 2 pie plates which survived getting cut off the bat, 3 beer mugs – nice big ones, 4 cereal bowls, a vase, and a cat bowl. The cat bowl was a salvage when I got to aggressive on something else. Overall, I’m thrilled to have some pottery in the works again. I think there’s enough for a kiln load.
I also completed the mounting of the house number tile at home. It was pretty simple and looks fairly nice if I do say so. The tile is about 10.75″ wide and 5.5″ tall. It stands off the the wall about 0.5″ for a nice shadow backdrop.
The VPM-9 mixing pug mill made a huge difference today. I went through 40-50lbs of clay and it was perfectly air-free, and just the right moisture level. Very nice addition to the studio.
4 thoughts on “Check List Checked”
Yes, but your forearms will miss their workout. No more vise-like finger strength. Alas, automation! But you’ll undoubtedly be more productive. That’s good!
The forearms still get plenty of work throwing. I’m trying to keep tendonitis at bay. The productivity is nice, too.
Can you sense me sticking out my tongue at you for having a pug mill. Jealous.
So that’s what that was. I wondered.