Drying box with post for pearl
Pouring in vermiculite to support the post
Rings ready for firing
My finished ring
I do love making rings and I happened to have had an empty finger to cover. So it was very convenient that Sunday's class with Gordon was on making a box ring with a pearl.
Lora Hart once said that when she takes a class she doesn't try to be creative. She's there to learn the technique and creativity can be her focus when she's back in her own studio.
Keeping that in mind, I kept my ring simple and just followed Gordon's lead. (Not that I didn't draw up a design that involved carving, stippling and adding coils..........but thought twice about it. I'm so glad I did keep it simple.)
The techniques I learned can now be expanded into so many other areas and that is why I take classes in the first place.