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More Muggery September 6, 2008

Posted by Mitchell in Art.

I’ve completed the first one and started the second one.  It’s pretty certain that I won’t be able to get four done because we start on the next project next Tuesday.  I learned a lot on the first one so the second is going a lot easier, and will almost certainly be considerably better.  Anyway, on to the pictures.

Whatchoo lookin' at?

Whatchoo lookin' at?

Here’s the next one I started. As you can see it’s a bit straighter and I’ve made some of the features pretty prominent without adding any clay yet. This mug will also be lighter than the first.




1. Enas Yorl - September 7, 2008

I just stuck on the rest of the nose on mug 2 – perfection!! Mug 2 is going to be so much better than mug 1. I’ll probably have to do a 3rd just to get two to match in relatve quality.

2. Lemur King - September 7, 2008

Hey Enas, can you give me a feel for how tall it is? Looking at it I’d say it was 12″ high – mostly because it has that Easter Island thing going on.

Looks great!

I think I’d butcher the job 97% of the time.

3. Enas Yorl - September 7, 2008

The second one is 8 1/2 inches tall, the first about the same. They will shrink during the firing though. At least an inch, probably significantly more from my experience. One thing though – we’re doing medium (cone 5) fire tempuratures this time around so I might be surprised. They will still be a good size, but not huge.

Yah, I noticed the Easter Island thing too. The lack of eye detail totally seals that look. While I didn’t think about them when I came up with the design, I don’t mind the comparison.

Clay is funny stuff and getting good at working with it is all about the feel and knowing what you can do through all the various stages of the drying process. The basic rules are actually pretty simple and I’ve seen some nice work from people just starting out. I think the constructon mechanics of slab work would appeal to engineering types. I’d love to see what my father would do in this class.

4. Lemur King - September 8, 2008

Engineers are going to be fighting the desire to do pyramids, things with slumped glass (if they can match the CTE, that is), impressions of leaves and other found materials, etc.

Man, I’d love to come sit in on your class and try a few. Michigan is a tad far away, however.

5. S. Weasel - September 9, 2008

Looks very good indeed. I love ceramics.

Forgive me for not saying so before…I check your site from work, but I can’t comment, so I have to remember to come back at night and, umm…I drink, you know 😉

6. Enas Yorl - September 10, 2008

No problem Stoaty. Thanks always for the visits!

7. ~KC~ - September 10, 2008

I love it!

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