Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Throwing Wheel in Pen and Ink and Watercolor

My husband is taking a workshop with Tom Coleman this week called "Super-Hot Shinos" at Pottery West and I went up with him this morning at 7:30 to see the work he did yesterday. While he was busy in the glazing area I sat down next to his wheel and sketched. This is his throwing wheel for the week with his sketchbook, coffee container, and water bottle on top of the wheelhead. He has a piece of wood spanning his water bucket and on that are some of his throwing tools. It was such a nice morning in the studio, still cool because the weather has been ten degrees cooler than normal for six weeks now. A few people were starting to throw and then Tom came in with a cardboard box full of beautiful carbon-trap shino glazed pieces. Some were his and some were from his personal collection. They were gorgeous and the stories he told that belong to each piece were fascinating. This was sketched in a 5" x 8" Moleskine.