Thursday, September 9, 2010
Two That Got Away
Two rectangles almost perfect, till I turn it around. Well the glaze on the sprigs could have been better. They were supposed to be a pale green, but I didn't brush enough glaze on them.
Here's the reverse side. This is the piece that dropped it's sprig, which I tried to glaze on before the last firing. I spent a lot of time building this piece. Disappointment and loss, not easy to take.
Looks perfect doesn't it? Just about is, till I turn it around. I purposely placed this piece near the one above in the kiln thinking it wasn't that nice any way. I was experimenting with overlapping glazes. Look how the glaze turned out, amazing to me.
This is the leaning vase from the last firing which unwittingly received the sprig of the other piece. See it on the right side glazed to the bottom. To think I sacrificed this one by putting it near the first piece.
Sometimes it's hard to let go of a piece even though it's not perfect. Not that anything is perfect, but you know what I mean. I haven't gotten around to torching it off yet. When I do that, there's always a rough shard left on the piece. I might have to leave this one as is. I guess these two pieces will be the two that got away. Comments and suggestions are welcome.