Sunday, April 29, 2012

Time Lapse

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A little fun with a new app.

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Time to Breathe

With the show behind me, I find that my work seems to have some new direction. I have some new ideas for birdhouses that I am looking forward to pursuing. Here are some photos of some recently thrown pottery.

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Crunch Time

Well I am a little more than one week away from the garden show where I'll be selling my birdhouses. My goal has been to have fifty ready for that date. As of right now I have forty six pieces of pottery... Which means I have quite a bit of woodworking to get on with. Here are some photos of me working some of the wood into the subtle curves that will hold the pots:

I cut the wood and run it through the drum sander to get it at thickness. Then I glue two to three pieces together. Here I am applying the glue.

These forms sandwich the wood into the subtle curves that I have been working with recently. This plus the glue setting overnight will force the wood to maintain its shape.

After I remove them from the forms all that remains is to drill the holes for the bolt and to select the pottery that will work best with the wood. Here is a match.
Oh one last step which does involve another overnight... Finish.

More to come soon.
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Sunday, April 8, 2012

More Finished Machines

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Little Bits

So after I made my sign, I had a small piece of paper left over. I decided to cut it into two an a half inch squares which turned out to be seven pieces. On each of these I am going to make miniature machines. Here are the drawings pre-paint and one completed work.

In Progress...

So yesterday I had an imposed break from birdhouse building (Holiday at the Craft Center) and so I decided to work on a sign for my space at Zapow. Here are some photos of the work in progress and then the finished piece.

I couldn't fit the whole lot into one good picture so I broke it up for detail purposes. All in all I am pretty pleased.

Monday, April 2, 2012

New Stuff

This was a dream I had:

Here is my newest painting. I just had prints made. I must take some better photos of this soon.


This weekend I was invited to participate in a show at the Zapow gallery in Asheville.
Here is my new space:

I am very excited to be in such excellent company!

50 Birdhouses

My goal is fifty birdhouses for the April 21 show and here is a current photo of inventory:

At last count I am up to 32 finished pieces of pottery. After the show I will be posting whatever is left on my Etsy shop.

Asleep at the Wheel

So I have been away for too long here, and working the entire time. Of late I have been focusing mainly on pottery which will become birdhouses. I have also been making watering cans which have been an ongoing experiment in design. Here are some images:

BIrdhouse 2

Watering cans.

I am getting ready for a show on April 21st.