Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Getting a handle on things

Today we started experimenting with ways to make a Rachel-sized clay structure to interact with. The challenge is to create something with enough structural integrity not to completely collapse, and not so heavy that it crushes me underneath it. Patty taught me how to pull tall shapes (the same way potters make handles, apparently) that eventually we will put together. So I spent the morning wedging clay and pulling these forms, scaring the workmen who came in to fix the lights. We'll be a hit at open studios next week.

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