Saturday, October 6, 2012

Large Jars

I have been so inspired by the large vessels by Alex Matisse outside the Bascom, that I decided to make some for myself!  I've had so much fun making them, but with my limited studio time, it has taken me SO long to makes these! I've completed one ((pictured), and there's another one almost finished as well  If these work out, they'll flank my driveway or my front porch.  Haven't quite decided yet.  

So now, I have to let it dry completely (which will take a long time), and then some poor soul (ie, my husband) will have to lift this sucker into the kiln.  I have no idea how much it will weigh once it dries! I have had fun building these.  All coil-built, for you clay heads out there.  I don't know why, but I have always been obsessed with working in a larger scale. The small stuff just gets so tedious for me!  I'll be sure to post pictures after it gets fired - if all goes well.  Hopefully I won't blow it up in the kiln!

1 comment:

  1. This is absoloutely beautiful Kelly! I too hope it doesn't blow up in the kiln. How devestating that would be! I wouldn't want to be the one that had to move it in and out of the kiln either... YIKES. Can't wait to see it when it is fired.
    As for the question you left on my blog. The bird on the tag is a pen drawing not a stamp... which is how I got the shading on it. lots of lines of ink from my pen