During the last half of July, Bruce revisited a pitcher form that we have dubbed - "the barrel pitcher". He has made a couple of series of these since we have been living on our property here in Seagrove- how time flies. We need a group of days in the studio uninterrupted for a complex form like this. He made around 5 of these that we will fire soon in our gas kiln.
Below Bruce is attaching a tall foot to an oval bowl form, we call this a pedestal bowl. He worked on making a few of these forms, as well as trying out some bisque hump molds that we made.
We like to use our barrel pitcher as our daily water pitcher in the studio. Bruce made this piece a handful of years ago. This was the day that we received our box of Michael's "Cousins in Clay, Mountains" postcards. We are really excited to be going over to Michael Kline's pottery in a couple of weeks for the first annual Mountain Cousins in Clay! Due to the successes of Cousins here in Seagrove we thought expanding the pottery show and sale to Michael's would be excellent. We get to host one another. We host a Cousins in Clay with honary guest Clay Cousins here in the Piedmont and Michael hosts Cousins in Clay and honary guest Clay Cousins in the Mountains.
Maxwell in action