Thursday, 8 January 2009
Monster stool construction completed!
This week I got the construction of the on-going stool finished! (Much delayed by elbow fractures and Christmas). It was pretty terrifying to lift the top seat in place, but this time it was MUCH firmer. Once in place I could think about the surface design which took another morning of drawings and deliberations. It is now safely back in its three sections to dry out slowly and hopefully without incident. What a project - still this is what the Arts Council funding was all about. I am meant to have 'finished ' the year's 'creative development' by the end of January. I can see it over-running as I have another two 'African' inspired stools underway plus a lot of glaze tests to see what will look best on this black clay. After that a session of throwing safer (in terms of scale) slipware might be quite relaxating, but I have been on such a roll with problem solving round every corner....it's been great. Will I be saying this after trying to get this monster in the kiln I wonder?
Posted by Christine at 12:53