Okay, last post today, I swear. I just got back from the studio and wanted to show you some of the stuff I've been working on. I really like the idea of the 'pinched' pot at the moment and of these 'pierced' rock shaped handles. They are really fun to make and I like the juxtapostiton of the rough shap and the exact 'holes' and geometric patterns, plus if all goes well, the colors will be bright and pop against a light stoneware body. Then I might try a lustre on top, like maybe silver on the handles... we'll see.
One trouble I can't figure out is how to keep fingernail marks out of the equation. Can anyone help me out with that? The ridiculous thing is- beware TMI- I'm a nail-biter so my nails are kept impossibly short. I have no idea how to create that exaggerated pinched texture without getting nail crescents in there.
Any advice? Or general input?