Wednesday, November 17, 2010
My intention is to have several groups of pottery, each from a different series, shown together in my art fair booth. I grouped this sea series together so you can see them as a whole. The first six are from this firing and the remainder are from previous firings. I've been working on a few pieces from each series for each kiln load of pots I've been firing.
I have a large mixed media wall hanging for this sea series which I still need to put together and some ornaments I need to string. So the series is coming together slowly.
This platter has subtle colors of matt and pale cream with shell impressions but it was difficult for me to photograph to pick up those subtleties.
I think some little black shells down the front of this one would have tied the matt coral and black colors together better, next time.
This vase has a couple of spots where I didn't get coverage on the glaze, do you think it's worth re firing it? The shell impressions remind me of broken shells tossed about in the sea.
This sea creature bowl was glazed with crackle glaze and it has bubbled and shivered off. I have several test tiles where it did fine in the same load, but they weren't as textured and they were lying flat on the kiln shelf. I am not sure why it works on some pieces and not on others. Perhaps the glaze needs a hotter firing and those flat on the shelf do better? This bowl would have been nice with the lavender or matt blue glaze, too bad I didn't choose those glazes. Oh well, next time. Not sure I can ever recreate this shape again though.
In the previous post were pieces from various series; I think the pieces are better grouped together when viewed. Loading another bisque today, then getting the lumber to build a system to hang work for my art fair booth. Coming up I'll have a post about some of my test tiles and a post about cake plates too, so stay tuned. We got some much needed rain yesterday, boy was that refreshing.