Monday, July 16
Here I am blogging about our day on the same day. Except for filling in some text, that means I’m caught up. Hallelujah!
We rearranged the shop today. Or, rather, mostly Jean-François and Sean rearranged the shop, changing spots so that we can better take advantage of the natural light. Here is how the shop looks now. What you see when you walk in is still my area, but with the wall behind the workbench gone. Beyond me (to the right in the photo) is now Jean-François’s work area.
Looking more to the right, you see this. The bench with our shared tools is behind the post.
Here is a closer view of Jean-François’s new work area. He gets direct light from the window on his work when he is turning outboard.
Looking farther right, you see Siegfried’s corner. We cleared space in the back area for Lesya to dance in on community day. Siegfried may move his lathe back into that space after Lesya leaves us this week.
And, finally, as you look all the way right, across from my area and behind the entryway wall is Sean’s new work area.
Because she was ill most of last week, Lesya is still with us this week. She is developing dances for one piece from each of us, and Vince Romaniello, the videographer from last year’s ITE, will be filming her for screening at the opening, which she cannot attend. She will also help carve and texture some of the waves for the wave collaboration.
Siegfried, whose work I have neglected in recent days, has started the carving and texturing. I will do some carving and maybe some coloring later. Elisabeth may come by and do some too. (Are you reading this, Elisabeth?)
Here are some of the other pieces I’ve failed to adequately document recently. Siegfried’s collaboration with Peter has two deep, thin-walled box elder bowls suspended on cables in a concrete-and-walnut structure. The cable on the left bows out, so the bowl leans out of the structure. The concrete still needs to be sealed, but otherwise this piece is done.
Here is Siegfried’s thin-walled concrete bowl. Antique-brown wax has been applied to the surface.
Jean-François’s thin-walled cement bowl is quite different.
Jean-François took these pictures of his three-bowl Chinese elm series while I closed in on the tail of the blog.
Sean has been productive recently too. These are the latest incarnations of familiar pieces.
These are some pieces I hadn’t seen before.
Now that I’m catching up on the blog, I get to turn too! Here is a small barkless-natural-edge sycamore bowl that I began during community day. I have pierced tiny holes near the rim. I may do more after I sit with it a bit.
This is a very simple new bowl I turned all but the base of today. Jean-François and I will use it in a collaboration.
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