Saturday, March 20, 2010
Day 79: Old-Timey Pottery
I was looking at a lot of rustic and antique functional pottery today. One of Nich's new bosses saw these thumb-controlled watering jugs at a pottery shop in Pennsylvania, and wanted to know if I could make her one, so I looked them up, along with some other items I'm interested in trying to make. Some of these things are pretty brilliant, really. I wonder why people don't still have bird bottles on their houses, or use french butter bells (they keep your butter soft and fresh for a freaking month without refrigeration - that's amazing to me!) With all this green eco-friendly mania going around, you'd think these kinds of things would be back in vogue.
Two large dog bowls I'm making for the KPR volunteers, all trimmed and drying out. It's kind of ridiculous that these are the biggest bowls I've ever made (and they're not even 12 inches wide). Makes me want to try to make giant vessel sink bowl big enough to stick my head in, just to see if I can.
I haven't started the cups yet, because I spent the day having a picnic and a nice walk with my husband and our friend Laura. It was so nice to get out in the sun and enjoy Spring for the first time this season. I've had a nap, so I think I'll stay up late and get started on those cups now.
Mortal Kombat-like fight screen. My hubs is the one with the mohawk, and I'm the one in the killer shades.
I feel as though a future IndieVISUAL entry will have to be a response to this effrontery. Can't you feel the romance?