Not too much excitement in the studio this week. I have been trying to make some footed wine glasses but am hesitant to make a bunch until I have fired some successfully.
I like where these are going and hopefully by next week I'll have some finished ones to show you. I am taking about 20 oz of clay and throwing a cup with a large ring of clay left at the foot. I then heat gun the top of the cup, flip it over and stick it to the wheel with a little water and throw the foot. If I need to make the curve a little more fair, I can also do a little trimming. If I decide to make a run of them, I'll skip the heat gun and let them air dry with the foot covered so that part stays soft. There are other ways to make these but I like the smooth curve that this one gives. We'll have to see how they finish out.
Other than that, I have been trying to get some pots to dry in a cold studio for bisque firing. I have a load crammed full so I have been cleaning up to get ready for glazing later this week. It is cooling now so I took a few minutes for an old murder ballad. Although it is set on the Ohio River, I like to think that it probably happened in some God forsaken place like Indiana. Ohioans have too much respect for the rights of others to act this way.