I finally finished the bird feeders I made and fired over a month ago.
The main cylinder was a rolled out slab that I wrapped around a cardboard tube. To hold the cylinder together I stamped three small balls of clay on the seam.
I threw the bottom saucer and the top lid on the wheel. The bottom saucer was slipped and scored to the cylinder. Quarter-inch nylon rope was run through the center of the feeder holding it all together and I used a metal rope thimble and wrapped the loose end with yellow thread. To fill the feeder you just slide the lid up and fill with seed.
Decorated with underglazes and Duncan Ultra clear glaze. Fired to cone 04.
Took my first clay classes at Bemidji State University in 1989. In 2002, after a long break, I started more pottery classes at Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI.
I do not have one area of interest, but that isn't to say I am unfocused. I enjoy making everything from coffee mugs to trompe l' oeil. I work with highfire stoneware, and low fire earthenware. I'm just clay crazy.