Friday, February 25, 2011

94 hours of carving

So, this is what 94 hours of carving looks like. Sometimes during the clean-up stage of carving, my mind starts to wander to the next piece I'm planning. The hours tally helps to keep me focused on the task at hand.

This piece "Wisteria" will go into a bisque tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed for me, No Cracks please!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

New Equipment

Check out my new equipment- a mini humidifier! Porcelain is notorious for drying quickly, and with my pots taking up to 100 hours to carve, keeping them leatherhard is a real challenge for me. Up until now I have relied on covering with plastic and constant gentle misting to keep them workable. I just found this little humidifier at CVS. That is it sitting on the can of tomatoes. I love it! I can direct the mist right on the exposed area that I am working on. Technology!