Monday, September 03, 2012
The Pottery Seller
I spent about as much time turning and whittling those five pots as I did carving the figure! I first turned them on the lathe and then, because I didn't want them to look out of place with the textured of the figure, I whittled the surfaces. The dark pot is walnut but it will be painted over as will the others. Want them all to look like fired clay which will be a couple of tan colors. I'm thinking a white/beige color for the blanket with red and blue stripes. Should balance out well with the black hair and the blue of the turquoise. The skirt will probably be black or a very dark blue.
I have no doubt that this will be a classic once done and someone is going to get a great piece of original work. Hope you like her. No more photos time time but your comments are still welcome.