Today is the 150th day of the project and even though I’m still a month away from the 1/2 way point it feels like such a monumental number! Let me do a quick recap to catch my brain up to this very special day!
WEIGHTS & MEASURES – How Many Cups &; How Much Clay
January: 31 Cups – 31 lbs. 4 oz (14.17 kg)
February: 28 Cups – 23 lbs. 12 oz (10.77 kg)
March: 31 Cups – 25 lbs. 9 oz (11.59 kg)
April: 30 Cups – 29 lbs. 2 oz (13.2 kg)
May: 31 Cups – 27 lbs. 8 oz (12.5 kg)
151 Cups 137 lbs. 2 oz (62.198 kg)
TRYING NEW THINGS & VENTURING OUT MORE
I’m starting to really get comfortable with my basic throwing technique which I feel is allowing me to venture out more and try new shapes and forms. It has become much easier to think in advance of a form and pretty closely create what I’ve envisioned! THIS IS EXTREMELY EXCITING! Of course I still have my “growth moments” where nothing goes as planned, …. I always take something away from a “crash & burn….but these seem fewer and farther between, yet they are wonderful learning opportunities!
PLAYING WITH ETSY
I decided that for the next part of the year I’d like to see if I can sell some pieces to compensate for my clay use! I’ve started taking pictures of ceramics of made, some of them pre-project and have even uploaded a couple items. There is more to Etsy than just listing items, so I’ll be doing a little research and uploading more items as I gain more knowledge. Another ‘new thing’ to tackle…nice! 🙂
A Longer List of 1st’s
– 1st Thrown Porcelain Cup #134 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zod-Nsoqx94 )
– 1st Brown Clay Cups #141-145
– 1st Set of Stackable Cups #138-#140 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjdVHujteaA )
– 1st Two Piece Goblet #133 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl-qqfktgnM)
– 1st Thrown Foot #146 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jTrFqgOQ2A)
Along these 1st’s I’ve tried to change things up a bit with with different camera angles and adding music to the video clips.
I RECEIVED A PACKAGE! – THANK YOU STEVE BOOTON!
To learn more about Steve’s work you should visit his website:http://www.stevebootonceramics.co.uk/ or his Youtube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/stevebootonceramic
NEW WEBSITE DESIGN!
‘nough said! Think it’s looking a little more clean and organized after the re-design…’nough said 🙂 !
In signing off for the day I’d like to thank everyone for their support and help through my little project! Although some of you I may never meet I leave you with this thought..If clays brings you joy we have an unspoken rapport 🙂
~ Tammy Jo