Friday, June 12, 2009
Glaze Mystery and Illness Strikes
You might recall my friend, Connie's Tree of Life sculptures. The other day Connie brought a few bowls to my house for me to photograph so I could post them here for you to see, wondering if any of you might know the name of this glaze? It's a Cone 10 reduction glaze and the bowl was dipped. The bowl was constructed by lying a round piece of clay flat and cutting flaps and slipping them together like a dart. Thus making the bowl shape. Later a coiled foot was added. There are butterscotch, beige, and dark blue colors to the glaze. This is a glaze mystery to us, what do you think? This next bowl is the same glaze but a little different effect was achieved in the same firing.
Yesterday I got all my d rings on the pieces which need to hang like the butterfly wall pocket, the jellyfish, and the window, bails on my barrel fired pendants, magnets on some small crosses and lots of other duties. Then all of a sudden I started coughing and coughing and then by last night I had a really sore throat and was achy all over. I apologize to those who were planning to visit me at Art in the Park Visalia tomorrow. I will not be able to attend since I am really ill with flu like symptoms and a very productive cough (the details of which you would not like to know). This is the second time in two months for this illness and it is really frustrating (swine flu strikes twice?) I have been a very healthy person all my life with nary a cold or flu or anything. It all seems to be catching up to me now.
I was going to post a photo of me lying in bed, but it was rather pitiful, so I decided to post this double white hollyhock which I am sure you will enjoy much more. As soon as I am able I will post the creature in the night piece I mentioned in the last post, so stay tuned.