Day 3 - Sunday and I was getting tired. I promised myself to NOT go out to dinner that get a good nights sleep.
I did make a brass under cutter tool after Megan demonstrated the process. I still have some work to do on the tool as it needs to have a shallower angle between the tip of the tool and the body but the basic shape is there.
I continued to work on my textures with most of these actually being started from the back. Textures 5, 6, and 7 are: Deep Curves, Waves, Long Lines.
By 4:00 pm I had ALMOST finished my piece and just before I went home, I went into my toolbox and pulled out my little swirl bowl. I had made the decision to give it to Megan. That's right - GIVE IT TO HER. Several factors weighed into this decision:
a) The bowl was small and even though it took me several days of on and off work to make (sinking and the chasing and repousse), it was not a huge piece that I had spent months working on, so I could make myself another one;
b) The bowl is one of my first pieces I made after the first class with Megan. I had emailed her a few times and she really helped me and continues to do so, thus as a show of thanks and appreciation it was the right thing to do!
c) Again the bowl was one of my first pieces and despite its faults as mentioned earlier, Megan said she liked it- she then mentioned that she likes small items.
So I walked over to her workbench and placed it before her and said she could have it - she was actually surprised that I had given it to her. When I got home, I told my husband and he agreed that it was the nice and right thing to do! [So you never know, you might be in one of Megan's workshops and she will hold up this little swirl bowl and tell you how a student of hers made it!]
Texture Wheel Day 3