today i got out of work in time to go to general mold to pick up some slip. this was one of my first times to venture out of my comfort zone in st. pete. generally i go between the 22nd st. and 5th st. along central ave. so i’m getting the idea that there is a lot more to st. pete than downtown.
so i dropped off my slip. my 24 days in residence have consisted of a lot of stopping in and dropping off. i haven’t accomplished much between my 6 initial training days and today. working as much as i do, dog sitting and commuting between st. pete and sarasota has not lent itself to productivity. but i’m not making excuses. in less than a week i’ll live a 9 block walk from the clay co. with no dependent puppies.
i built a set of coddle boards and poured one plaster mold. i need more and then i’ll cast beer glasses which will be embellished with penis’, vaginas and information about curable stds. there are also 2 interesting events i’d like to submit proposals to. there is a lot going on right now but so far it is just enough.
one place where i have been able to accomplish quite a bit is creative clay. i’ve been working with some of the member artists on making books. we started out with a simple pamphlet stich and cardstock covers with colored tape embellishments, but the other week my dad helped me build a book press and we’ve started making cloth covered books. we made quite a few quarter sized books and there is a 8 x 12 cover drying right now. a book press is basically 2 peices of plywood which you can sandwich together and then secure with hardware to sqeeze them tight. i used 4 inch screws so i can add more boards and therefore make more books at one time.