Saturday, May 14, 2011
Loaded & On The Cool List
All loaded. Oops, I was so happy I got the flower cart loaded without breaking it, I forgot the cone pack. I'll have to move things around to fit the cones on the top shelf.
In other news, my blog was chosen as one of the top 50 cool ceramics blogs by Guide to Art Schools. Not sure about their description that I pride myself in making pottery that really means something important, but what the heck, I'm on the cool list. But wait a minute my pottery is really important to me and that counts in my book.
I've been drooling over some red Florida clay being dug in a construction zone near our home. They are going to pave over it so I had to get some soon. Gary mentioned this to our neighbors and they brought me a whole trash can full. If I make all of this clay into terra sig it will last me forever. This clay is red now, but when it's fired to Cone 6 it turns a toasty brown in color. Looks like there's some limestone in there too. Maybe this clay is different than the last pail of clay I got. I better make a few test tiles. Maybe I can make a quick batch of slip and put it on a few flowers in this bisque load.
I'll be in marathon firing mode for the next several days so stay tuned for some finished pieces real soon. Thanks for reading and for all your encouragement and comments, your readership means a lot to me.