Dagmar suggested we take an art class at Laney. The only one that meets M-W 6-8 is Ceramics. Instructor Larry Henderson seems to be an old "thrown stoneware teapot" kind of chappie. I could live with that.
I’ve gotten all excited about handling clay. I’ll need to know what the studio has to offer. Highfire? Gas kiln? Clay bodies? Is there a slab roller? Can I slip-cast?
I biked down to campus to check it out. Closed today, for Veterans Day? Here’s what I saw from outside the kiln deck:
back of the big kiln
looks like terracotta
Stoneware & Weber grill. (Hi Dag!) There also seems to be a raku kiln, and a few skutt-type electric kilns for bisquing & lowfire.
…and here’s what I’d like to make:
Acorn Squash molds. Slipcast if possible, or make coiled blank, soften and hand-press into molds.
Slab vase from top. Texture larger sides with Fred-shredded leather from chair. Smaller sides with those wooden sticks from Mexico?
Vase for Mary. We’ll get some flowers to figure out what shape & size
Bowl for Ramona. Use slumped red graph bowl as form.