I am so excited that I finally got my new extruder. My husband installed it yesterday and this morning I started by making some bud vases. I am having a hard time thinking up ideas. I would like to try some salt & pepper shakers, but I need to get the stoppers first. A few years ago I went to a Hayne Bayless workshop and he does almost all his pieces with the extruder. I would like to try some mugs, but I need the extension to make larger extrusions. I would also like to make some funky teapots as well.
I also made a few slab build trays. It takes me so much longer to make slab items than thrown, so I find that I do not make as much in a day.
After lunch I loaded the first bisque load of the year. I will start it in a few days when I am sure that the pieces are fulling dried.
Tomorrow might be the day I make my own set of dishes. The weather will be warmer than usual and I have room on my shelves.