Getting ready to Raku! (Because all potters love fire!)
We’re planning a raku firing this weekend. What is it about the smoke, the fire, the stress, the waiting that gets us potters so excited? I guess it’s the ‘not knowing’ – the gamble. Raku fired pottery is so unpredictable. You might think you’re going to get a lovely shiny copper finish and plan for […]
Anti Valentines Day Charms – Pages 02/08/14
Anti Valentine’s Day Charms Well, it’s been awhile. Here are a couple things I’ve been working on over the past few weeks. Top are some Anti-Valentine mixed media Charms I made for a swap. I picked up the metal charms from eBay and made the hearts from air dry clay. I then wrapped wire around […]
A few things I’ve been working on. Some altered images I paint, doodle and stamp on. I’ll use those in journal spreads, like the one above. I’m also working on some pottery too, trying to build up my stock before the big show in November. It’s hard getting back into clay after many months off, […]
Treasures from the kiln. Check out the haul. 🙂 Opening the kiln is always big fun. Perfect firing, nothing lost, nothing needing to be re-fired. Getting ready for my show in November. Hoping to get in one more load before then.
My finished clay boxes. I was *SO* excited when these came out of the kiln. The colors on the moon box really intensified more than I expected. I finished the lids with ornamental pulls.
I am still on a bit of a pottery kick. This is the latest kiln fire from this Wednesday. The trivets, skulls, mugs and ornaments are all on the final glaze fire. Last things to do are add some cork backing to the trivets and do some nice copper wiring on the ornaments. I am […]
I got a hankering to work on some ceramics pieces this past weekend. These are bisque fired cork toppers. I just drew the black lines first, and will color them next weekend. After the color goes on, I’ll fire them to cone 06, then apply the transparent glaze and refire. I’ll post the next stage […]