Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Blank Canvas, You Can Almost See the Cold

I plan to test some of the glazes I use on a different clay, a speckled tan. This platter is a blank canvas. Wonder what it will be, stay tuned. These are a nice size but they take up almost half a shelf in the kiln.

I tried Michele's trick of using the saran wrap while cutting out ornaments and pendants and it worked quite well once I got the hang of it. Later I used bisque stamps or carving to embelish them.

This was going to be a tooth pick holder but it got larger. As I worked along I thought of a wall pocket but didn't want to put a hole in the back. Then I thought if I added a handle on the back it could serve a dual purpose. It can either be hung on the wall or set on a table top, shelf, or even a window sill.

 Most of these forms dictate their own shape and I go along with what the clay says.

Here's a couple of serving trays. I decided to make a few serving pieces that don't take up much room in the kiln. The one on the left is butter tray size and the one on the right could be used for relish, vegetable, or appetizers. I plan to make a few more of these. They'll stack up nicely in a cabinet.

You can almost see the cold outside; it's 13 F right now. Barney kept looking in the window the other night so I decided to bring him in on the really cold nights. I'm keeping him separate from the other two cats with his own food bowls and litter box. He's up on the bed in the guest bedroom relaxing on the crochet throw like a king. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. ok, I am just wondering why this post has not shone up on the feed, strange things happening with my blog.

  2. That wall pocket is really ingenious. Poor Barney; it's as cold there as here.

  3. Looking good. And no doubt Barney feels like a king - or an emperor.

  4. Hi Joanne, thanks, Barney has gotten spoiled in two days. Ha.

    Hi Sue, thanks, more like an emperor. Ha.


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