Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ready to Glaze

After much procrastinating, I mangaed to make it into the kiln room to clean up and prep for glazing. So much crap lands in the kiln room, and it's left up to me to find it a proper home. Most of it I just chuck down the stairs into the studio. That's a job for next week!


So, I have 9 baskets plus a couple of refires, 30-some wine bottle coasters and a couple dozen heart bowls. I also made some ikebana containers, modelled after my butterfly feeders. This was a customer suggestion. The dishes are slab rolled and slumped. I really enjoyed making them as I can press some textures in. I single-fired several in the cone 6 electric last week. I also really enjoyed arranging the flowers in those ouchy little pin frogs. The lily is from my own garden.


In the morning, I'm going to mix up a Shino and a couple of color variations of Fake Ash that I like. I will wax and perhaps glaze some of the work. Planning on firing to cone 10 on Saturday. This will be my 4th time firing this kiln and my second time firing to cone 10. Stop by if you're in my neck of the woods.

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  1. Hi,
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    Matt

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