Tuesday, December 1, 2009

MINUS THE KISS




This exercise in recreating something from the past was well spent. It helped me understand the fragility of the clay as well as its strengths. The areas that I thought were most delicate, the slab triangle inside, held up, and an area where I attached one coil to another on the outer surface cracked. (There was some problem in the kiln this firing, as there were several pieces that cracked, most of them belonging to the professional facilitator). The glaze is fine.

When I saw the final piece it reminded me of a "Hershey's Kiss", minus the kiss. So that's its name.

I was never too attached to any part of this piece, so it was all fun.

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