Friday, 18 January 2008
to hand build
This is what I do these days. As always after the long break for holidays and finished projects, I find it hard to get into clay work again. I did as usual:
A few days studio cleaning and organizing. Some sitting, looking (in interios magazines, ceramic books). Some radio and music listening too (without lyrics, soft and repetitive melodies works best for getting in the mood).
I've now come to the point where I work with the familiar. I hand build bowls, it's all about working myself into the mental state where ideas can develop. Some call it inspiration, some call it flow; for me that's always a period of uninterrupted time of work. Precious time.
Above is the building process ow the bowls, a variety of coiling. My fingers are getting quite strong from pinching the clay. I keep all fingermarks and tool tracks, hit the bowl's sides gently with a wooden stick when it's a little dryer, to find the right shape.
This it what might be the result, bowl from last summer.
Lawson Oyekan, hand built clay sculptures, click "artist" to see his portfolio
Nichi niche kore konichi, Jen and Janette replies an image with an image, new steps.
Jesh de Rox, should have been in yesterday's Anna Martinsson post, wedding photographer website that makes you feel special
Wish for you a weekend full of love and light!