Friday, June 19, 2009

It's been a while since I've been able to post. Actually, it's been a while since I've been able to do anything that requires dedicating time to myself.

One of the biggest reasons for this has been my mother, who probably has lung cancer, but whose struggles with the mazes of health insurance has delayed adequate testing for a definitive diagnosis.

But this is a pottery blog -- not a political/health issues one.

I did get back into the studio for a couple of days last week and worked on some pierced goblets and an "upside down bowl" teapot. I've enjoyed the teapot's progress and am making it a bit funky, with a sideways handle and a small lug handle in the back to facilitate pouring, since it promises to be a rather heavy item. I'm not sure all my proportions are right -- but I'll only know this once it's fired and the handle has been attached.

I keep meaning to bring a camera to the studio to do a photographic tutorial on my sgraffito techniques. But that, obviously hasn't happened yet. Maybe someday.

Meanwhile, I'm anticipating getting back into the studio more regularly to work on something other than mugs. Anticipation....... (is that Carly Simon in the background?)