This week I finally experienced lil eddie ! Molly and I fired the gas kiln, with her leading the project. I made 13 slip cast pieces and used the 13 cone 10 studio glazes, 11 of which survived with the other two cracking (RIP jeff's long beach blue and missouri straw yellow.) The universe is incredible because I only needed 11 objects, I created these for Stashia's thesis show (no idea lol.) But anyway, I am very happy with the results, makes me consider firing high more often when the piece calls for it. All the glazes turned out PERFECT I was worried because I did one three second dip instead of two one second dips. Thank god for Molly's willingness to let me help out and ask questions constantly !
Meanwhile, I have been a busy bee on the wheel ! I was very happy with the previous projects starting on the wheel so I have continued to use it as a tool for my finished forms. I have been throwing and then at the last minute purposefully fucking them up, squishing them down, cutting them sideways off the wheel, etc. I let them sit in the wet box a couple of days and then take all the parts out and start to put them together. I really like the organic nature of this making process, it allows me to flow freely and not overthink what I am doing. I just trust in the process. I LOVE this pair, especially the the taller form with the negative space in the center, I want to explore that shape again with the next pair that I create. I still want these pieces to grow much larger, but I am slowly working my way up in size. I plan on sculpting some handcuffs to attach these two, just need to decide which side of the three-pronged organism I want to be the "front" before I attach them to the negative space cutie. I am worried that I've abandoned the body with these guys, but they feel like moving creatures to me, maybe not human anymore but what does it even mean to be human anyway ?
Time moves so quickly when you focus on making art and not editing your applications.
My final grad school applications are due on the 1st... I have hope in the universe.