9.11.2009

Another stage...

( Lots some images in the download) Anyways......what I have done here from the last set of box photo's is squared off the sides , cut through the closed form and cut feet on the bottom half. This evening I will be adding a lip on the inside of the box and then the decorating part will begin. A year or so ago I made these into little houses. I'd like to sort of do that again but I guess I feel like I need to be careful not to make them to representational or contrived. I think that is hard to do for me. Some people do it really well but I seem to always teeter on that edge or to girly but not girly enough. ( It that makes sense!) Isn't it funny how we are always our worse critic! I also want to use the terra sig a bit more on these.
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Here is Charlotte this weekend is the big Annual Potters Invitational , at the Mint Museum. Boy I would love to be in this show but I'm not a NC potter and I'm not sure I COULD get in. Anyways, I'll be running around to birthday parties, enjoying having my husband home ( since he's been away this week) and working on my own pots this weekend. If you are from this area and want something fun to do...go check this show out!

4 comments:

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

mmmmm, tasty little boxes alright!

Linda Starr said...

I have the hardest time with lids this is something I want to work on. Your's are so smooth and perfect looking.

traceybroome@mindspring.com said...

Jen: I think you are definitely worthy of the Mint show. Your large bowl at CM sold this week, people are loving your work in Durham!

vicki hartman said...

i love the house shaped boxes so much! really beautiful, the way the lids round out, they almost verge on castle like (middle eastern?). at least for me they do.
vicki