This was our one day back in the shop between trips, and it was a long one.
As I noted in a previous post, Elisabeth and Lesya both got turning lessons, Elisabeth from Siegfried first, and both of them from me later (with good advice from Jean-François). I didn’t get to photograph Lesya turning, because I was busy teaching her, but she managed to play around a little with beads and coves.
Elisabeth also just spent some time with us individually and collectively and got to know each of us a little more.
Lesya chose one piece from Sean (what I’ve been calling “the mascot”) and my multiaxis cherry bowl as focal points from which to begin developing dances. I took multiple photos of the two pieces and printed them out for her to take with her.
Jean-François, who is unable to stand for long periods and so not yet able to turn, experimented with new finishes involving sand and gesso and other various coatings.
Siegfried got the vacuum chuck up and running with a foot switch he had his wife send him from home, and he worked on finishing the large vessels he turned first. Sean continued to carve various pieces. Peter worked on building a form for a collaborative piece with Siegfried. He also helped Jane develop and pour a form for a table she is making (we get everyone working here). I worked on a new honey locust bowl with a textured exterior and helped Jane a little (mostly as supervisor) with her table.