Friday, August 27, 2010

Cone 10 Before and After

The firing went well. I had a few pieces to refire that turned out great. I think I've got handle issues with this last batch of baskets. I had a fair amount of slumping. You can really see it in the one on the left. The handles must have been too thin, as well as being longer that I've tried in the past. The top of my cabinets is getting crowded with rejects.
I think I've broken my camera too. Mine looks like a 35mm SLR and the hood piece around the lens came off. I'll have to take a look at it this weekend.

I think Nelle's apple is glazed with a RedArt shino. Hope she's happy with it. It was kind of cool to fire someone else's work--glaze testing without doing any of the measuring and mixing.


  1. The baskets look good, too back about the slumping. What kind of clay do you use for your baskets? wonder if something with more grog wouldn't slump so much? Nellie's apples look like they have a nice glaze.

  2. I am sooo jealous of that kiln of yours! You are a brave girl for even trying those handles in ^10, they would all melt on the kiln floor for me!

  3. Everything came out great. The apples are beautiful. Very little clean up to do and only one or two pieces that I can't use (because of my technique not the fire). Thanks Kari. This was my last ^10 fire fore a while. I really appreciate it. Sorry about your baskets.

  4. It looks good from the photos. I know what you mean by filling up the cabinets with the seconds. By the end of the year, I'm going to have to start making mosaics just to deal with them!
    When will you be firing again?