I am LOVING my newly renovated studio!! I just want to work in here the time!! It is so welcoming & cozy and warm….
So today I unloaded and reloaded the kiln and turned it on! (still have to make a kiln god for the new kiln)
Then I prepared clay for throwing on the wheel – I have a custom order to make from my MADEIT shop – ant proof pet bowls, which were made specifically for the customer’s small cats, therefore they are shallow. This design would also be great for little dogs and maybe rabbits and other small pets. The order was for four bowls, so I made six to be on the safe side…. if they all turn out well the extra two may end up in my ETSY shop!
While throwing in this style I decided to experiment with a new design…. chip n dip anyone, or maybe cheese and crackers?
Next I experimented with rings to get a firmer grip on shrinkage. I have alot of custom ring requests, so I figured it was time to work out my shrinkage rates so that I don’t have to make surplus rings to chance the right size! This method usually produces the right size and the surplus can always be listed in my ETSY shop, but I thought I would like to have more of a “formula” in place. By now it was edging toward “wine time” LOL
Can’t wait to get back into the studio tomorrow – which will involve teaching and glaze making 🙂
See you then!