Being as it was my first time since... well... November, I cranked out three crock pots, ten bowls, two vases, and three humongoid plates.
The bowls are a commission for a graduate student friend of mine. She's graduating soon, after having chased pygmy rabbits about the Idaho sage country. Pygmy rabbits, incidentally, are certainly the most obscenely cute little bunyips on the face of the planet.
(Unfortunately, 'cute' doesn't equate to robust, in an evolutionary sense- there are fewer than 100 pygmys left, most in captivity).
I've never delved into slip-trailing, but etching in leather-hard pottery yields a similar effect- or at least I like to kid myself that it does. I sketched a couple rabbit designs and have been translating them to the raw pots. So far, so good.
The Hue Puruhau is a gourd-like vessel- and thus fat bellied, with a narrow little neck. As a consequence, the two versions that I crafted today were thrown in two sections and joined on the wheel. The process is quite fun- I love throwing bottles and other narrow-necked objects.
Anyhow, it's 11:20, and I teach comparative vertebrate anatomy at mid-morning tomorrow. I'd better stop obsessing about earthy things and go wallop my way to my pillow.