Part 2 of making a slab platter. The plaster drape mold for this platter, and a few others like it, were an experiment in form-making from a few years ago that I never followed up on. We've used the drape molds frequently in the studio, and I have always intended to make new and more involved forms using the experience that we've gained from the originals, and now I think it's high time I followed through. . Balancing studio work with managing the gallery in downtown Morganton has been an ongoing challenge. Every small business owner wears many hats, but jumping from the creative work of the studio into the back office work of the business and then jumping back to a different variety of creative work for marketing and gallery space design... well, sometimes it stretches the brain. 😐 The best days are when I can zone into one thing and bring total focus to what's in front of me. That's were I like to live. . Look for new drape mold designs over the next few months, and most likely accompanying videos on their creation. . . #design #drapemold #humpmold #slabwork #claywork #pottery #potterymaking #processvideo #howto #hamiltonwilliams #pottery #studiopottery #claywork #claystudio #designanddevelopment #downtownmorganton #newwork #tryingnewthings
A quick demo of how we make our rectangular platters, part 1. For this piece, I am using a red stoneware clay and laying it on a drape mold form that I designed and built a number of years ago.
The premiere performance of Greg Mastin & The Druthers... tonight at Hamilton Williams Gallery & Studio! Starting at 6pm
Today marks 5 years since we opened our gallery/studio doors in downtown Morganton! If you're in the area then join us for food, drink, and live music by Greg Mastin & The Druthers tonight starting at 6pm. . . . #anniversary #birthday #5yearsold #discoverburke #downtownmorganton #craftgallery #potterystudio #downtownbusiness #hamiltonwilliams