Monday, March 12, 2012
A Gentle Rain
Most times in Florida when it rains it comes down with gusto, a real torrential rain. You can't even run to your car without getting soaked. But yesterday we were rewarded with a gentle rain all day long. The gentle rain reminded me of the rains we had in the mountains of California. Rain drops are very small and there's hardly any air space between the droplets. It's almost like a mist but not quite. Yesterday the rain came from the East instead of from the Gulf of Mexico. All the plants were heavy with droplets and I'm sure they loved the good soaking they got. Not to mention the aquifer since we are officially in a drought in Florida.
These two shell bowls went to collectors recently. The top bowl was tenmoku dripped on the rim over sun valley on soldate 60 clay. Soldate 60 clay shrinks almost 14 percent. The bottom bowl was sun valley on Windsor porcelain clay. The sun valley glaze is a Laguna premixed Cone 10 glaze which turns khaki in oxidation and blue in reduction. Both clays are premixed from Laguna Clay. The Windsor is a special order and is one of the best Cone 10 porcelain clays I ever worked with for hand building. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.