Wednesday, September 23, 2009

You got to get your turtles in a row......




I got judson to bed early so I went back down to the studio to finish off the very last turtle. And it"s a Big one!!! He is the largest alligator snapping turtle on the slab roller. The three on the slab roller are some of the biggest ones I have ever made they stand about 20-24 inches tall and over 36 inches wide!!! Wow!! They took about 100 pounds of clay to make each they were a bear to make and flip over, there al made upside down and then turned over when there dry enough. There is another picture of the smaller ones I'll have for the opening on the 10th and 11th I'm hoping to fit two of the big ones in the kiln one is for a collector thats been waiting a long time, the other is for the opening and the third is my back up!! Hope they all make it though when they get this big you never know... I love to see them all lined up I call them a flock of turtles!

5 comments:

Kitty said...

I love the whole group of them together - looks like a big migration or family party.

cookingwithgas said...

That's a whole mess of turtles! They look great!

Blaine M. Avery said...

I like the migration idea!

deanandmartinpottery said...

I like the turtles alot. They are very gestural and have great character! Good Luck!

Blaine M. Avery said...

Thanks Jeff and Stephanie!! I added you to my blog list. Good looking pots on therefrom the wood firing, stop buy some time haven't seen y'all in awhile...
-Blaine