Thursday, August 25, 2011

Let the Drawings Begin!

I finally got all the old green ware that has been sitting around the studio slipped and ready for decorating. My wife came in and snapped a couple pictures while I was working.

Rob hard at work.

The sprayer I am using is a Critter brand syphon style paint sprayer. It works with regular 1 pint canning jars, which makes it very easy to switch colors. It gets clogged occasionally, but not so much as to make it un-usable. It would be nice if I had a little more control over the spray pattern, but oh well. It works for what I need it to do.

That is one kick ass spray booth set up!

This is my very sophisticated spray booth...half a plastic drum on concrete blocks. There are plans to build a new booth that contains the over spray more and makes it easier to reclaim it. I also want to get it hooked up to a ventilation system. Many thing to do.

Shelves of greenware with colored slip, ready for sgraffito.

Now comes the drawing cycle. Once I get all this stuff decorated I will get back on the wheel. I am also running short of clay so tomorrow I will be heading up to St. Louis to pick up 1000 pounds of B-mix. Not really looking forward to the two hour drive, but it is better than paying to have it shipped.

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