I got some more Fun Things From the Kiln the other day…well, the other MONTH…but who is keeping track?
I said that glazing isn’t my favorite part of pottery and I whined a little bit about how much I had to glaze in a day…and since then I have seen what OTHER potters glaze in a day. I just don’t know how they do it and make it looks so simple and almost fun! Like this really cute potter I am following on YouTube, Amy Palatnick (click). Nothing like putting things into perspective!
Here are some of the fun things I got out of the kiln…
I tried something a little different with this dark brown clay and porcelain slip. I think it makes the rim look nice. I also think the white glaze needs to be thinned down just a bit so the carving shows up a little better. But I definitely think is was a fun thing to get out of the kiln. My first all clay goblet. Not to shabby. Not crazy about the color but I like the form.
When does a cup become a mug? I am experimenting with smaller “mugs”… I have been reminded that not ALL beverages do well in GIANORMOUS mugs. This dark brown clay with porcelain slip decoration and thinned down Semi-gloss White glaze came out more like I like it. I am happy. My new cell phone rest. I quite like it. You know…butterflies are my “thing.” 🙂
There was a lot more from that firing…and a lot more from the next one…but I will save them for another time.
Here’s to Growing and Glowing!!
Onward and Upward!!