Well, I survived the holidays, although the obligatory round with the plague is still ongoing! We've got a load ready to throw in the kiln tomorrow, bisque stuff, and I'll have a bunch of kusamono pots to go in. These are little 'grass pots' for accent plants such as, well, grass, or other plants to display with bonsai. These make great little decorative planters! This batch are simple textured slabs draped over a form, in this case a tennis ball, with feet added to let them drain. I haven't decided quite yet how I'll finish them, but they're fun to make and I'll have about 10 in this load and at least that in the next, if not more! Also a stray orchid pot, then a bunch of stuff from the rest of the mudslingers. I did one or two pieced ones too, so there's a lot of variation.
Clay has always fascinated me, its many colors and textures, the shapes you can create using it, even the feel of it squishing in my hand. Even after years of playing in the mud I find myself exploring new ideas and I hope my work shows this.