Monday, February 9, 2009

Hayne Bayless Workshop

Printed Slab that will become a plate.
Finished Version of printed slab

Hayne Bayless demonstrating his teapot assembly. This is one of the pieces that uses a clay hinge to attach the lid to the teapot. It was very interesting to see how he handled the lid and hinge. The body is printed and textured and the handle and spout are extruded, as well as the hinge assembly.

Finsihed teapots. You can see the hinges between the lid and handles.

Some of the great tools he has made and uses in the studio. Just the way they are stored looks so sculptural to me. It reminds me of some of the assemblages of wood by Louise Nevelle (? now my art history memory is going blank, so pardon if I have the name wrong--will update you on that later).

Dies for a small extruder that he has made.
I enjoyed the workshop and seeing how the pieces were made. I have admired his work for several years and it is always great to see how the pieces that inspire you are created and the process they go through on the route to becoming.


Linda Starr said...

Wow, those printed slabe and tea pots with metal hinged lids are really beautiful. Would love to take one of his workshops. Does he put the hinges on after firing. That's a whole lot of dies for an extruder.

Jen Mecca said...

Hey Vicki,

I'm going to have to pick your brain one day on what you learned..looks very cool.
By the way, have not fear, I still have your tapes. I'm going to show them this session to my students and than I will drop them off to you. ( They have not been lost!)
See you soon.Jen

klineola said...

That guy is friggin' unbelievable! He has one of the best tool boxes around. And he made most of them himself. My only complaint, I have to wait till he comes to Penland this summer to see him. Godspeed.

Vicki Gill, potter said...

Linda, the hinges are made of clay and he fires them on the pot then uses a pin to hold it all together. Very ingenius I thought.
Michael, I bet you'll have a great time this summer. He spoke very highly of you and your writing and said he read your blog every morning!