Say It In Pictures

I spent the week in the studio working on some new pieces. Here is a pictorial of yarn bowls in process. 

 

It starts with my trusty slab roller. I usually roll the clay to a quarter inch thickness.   

It starts with my trusty slab roller. I usually roll the clay to a quarter inch thickness. 

 

Next I cut out the shape of the clay using a template I've made. In this case it is a circle which I cut in half.   

Next I cut out the shape of the clay using a template I've made. In this case it is a circle which I cut in half. 

 

Now the fun begins! I texture both sides of the circle with complimentary stamps.

Now the fun begins! I texture both sides of the circle with complimentary stamps.

I seal the two pieces together with the second texture tool. 

I seal the two pieces together with the second texture tool. 

I use mini basketballs I've collected over the years to help create the correct size and shape for the yarn bowls. 

I use mini basketballs I've collected over the years to help create the correct size and shape for the yarn bowls. 

The bowls need to dry and set up awhile before I can continue working on them. I'm okay with the unevenness of the edge. I think it adds to the organic uniqueness of each bowl!

The bowls need to dry and set up awhile before I can continue working on them. I'm okay with the unevenness of the edge. I think it adds to the organic uniqueness of each bowl!

I cut out the foot for each bowl. I even texture the outside of them to complete the finished look of each bowl. 

I cut out the foot for each bowl. I even texture the outside of them to complete the finished look of each bowl. 

The bowls must dry and set up again before I can add to them. 

The bowls must dry and set up again before I can add to them. 

The accent shape which holds the yarn and needles of the yarn bowl has evolved over time. Can you tell I'm partial to hearts?!

The accent shape which holds the yarn and needles of the yarn bowl has evolved over time. Can you tell I'm partial to hearts?!

When the finished bowls dry to the leather hard stage I apply a layer of underglaze color before I fire them the first. time. Next I apply a glaze color to each bowl and fire once again. 

When the finished bowls dry to the leather hard stage I apply a layer of underglaze color before I fire them the first. time. Next I apply a glaze color to each bowl and fire once again. 

Here a picture of a finished bowl!

Here a picture of a finished bowl!