Kid just loves him some cows (komos) wrote,
Kid just loves him some cows

Fear and Decadence at the Gamble Mansion.

I did go back to attempt the sharp-shouldered jar again. What I came up with borrowed a lot from what I learned a couple of weeks ago and vastly improved the idea. I gave the body a bit of a taper towards the base to break the angle against the table. I also managed to produce the form I was picturing. After I finished, two other students came by to comment on it, which was a bit of a high, as was their reaction to the large bowl that's come from bisque. I'm getting somewhere, at least.

I threw a couple of other pieces Saturday as well, mostly for the sake of experiment and so I'll have more goods for glaze experiments. I'm flirting with the mindset that pieces are expendable, which is good insofar as it frees me from a great deal of the fear and anxiety that something will go wrong (or I'll do something wrong) at some point in the process. I could describe it as removing the ego to get at the Self, but for now it's sufficient to say that it's an important step. Art is funny.


I like cheese, which will go a long way to explaining why I'm headed to a cheese tasting at BCAE tonight. And, since the outlay for the evening happened a couple of months ago, it feels like I'll be sampling a bevy of sexy cheeses for free. (I know, I know. Don't confuse me with your logic.)

Did I mention there'd be wine? My evening is filled with deliciousness.

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