Saturday, February 18, 2012

February Work

Baby Hippo, made for my mom. I will have one more hippo to make after this for a friend. She wants it as a bowl for her cat's food.

Here's a side view. The hippo's body was made with about 2-3 lbs of clay. The head and mouth parts too. This one is about half the size of the first hippo I made.

As you may have noticed, I've been a bit quiet on the blog since January 16. Well, I kept hurting my back while exercising (dead lifts first and then some high impact jumping). So, my throwing was kept to a minimum.

Right now, I've got a few plates to paint as well as some slab work. I'm really into painting right now, so making slabs is a quick way to create clay canvases to paint on.

Now, I need to make a few more slabs and plates and then start mass producing bowls for a red firing in April. Yes, I have to prepare for these things this early!


  1. So sorry to hear about your back. Hope you're up and throwing again. The hippos are adorable and I love Gandolf and the Tree Woman II. One day, when I'm rich, I'll get you to do me a tree woman!

    I threw my back out this month, too. So badly I needed to go to the doc. They gave me Demerol (great drug - I could see getting hooked on that one), sent me home with Vicodin and confined me home for two days. I had gone to exercise class and then dancing and forgot that I'm now old. ;-D

  2. Thanks for visiting us. Hope you are feeling better with your back. We love your work. Am forwarding on your blog to a friend of mine who is a potter, she will enjoy your posts.
    Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx