I knew it was going to be a good day when I found this box while I was looking for the tube of Tanglefoot Mary lent me. My studioette is tiny so it amazes me that anything can get lost in it, but I still haven’t found the Tanglefoot.
The thing I like about making boxes is that each side can be different as long as there is some kind of relational aspect. I think this one got stuffed away because I wasn’t happy with the relational aspect of it – there wasn’t enough.
But what I do like is that the clay is so smooth that the underglaze pencil slides over it easily. It is a cone 5 porcelain which I didn’t like for it’s chalkiness and I went back to B-Mix. But B-Mix has too much grog and the feet on my bowls are rough after a glaze firing even if I have burnished them. Maybe there is another solution but I don’t know it so I am looking for a smoother cone 5 clay. I have just made several bowls with Icelia but they haven’t been fired yet. Anyone have a white cone 5 recommendation?
This is Tate, my daughter’s bunny. She (the daughter) goes to UC Berkeley and lives in an apartment near campus with 2 roommates, the bunny, and her roommate’s cat, Lou. Often the animals are left to their own devices for getting attention. Lou pushes his paw through the cage and Tate puts his head down so Lou can “pat the bunny”.
I have never had a cat so it is amazing to me that the cat, which is only about 6 months old, is so gentle with the bunny and it also amazes me that the rabbit is so trusting. Sometimes the cat lays on the top of the cage and dangles a leg in on top of the bunny’s back. Awww.