Saturday, March 31, 2007

I call this a "Lucky" necklace. The fortune cookies were made of that very thin layer of clay that stays on the bat after you cut off a pot. It was B-mix clay, I believe.

Monday, March 19, 2007

These are some little things I just felt like making; they were in my last glaze firing (see pics below). The ones with the question are reversible, asking the two complementary questions. "Wake up!" and "Persist" have an iron red glaze on the other sides. I am going to make little stands for the ? ones.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

The following fifteen pictures are of a stoneware glaze firing last week. These cups are small, espresso size. They measure 2 and 3/4 inches each way. I'm not too knowledgeable about sizes; I like plain coffee in a normal size mug, but one day I felt like throwing small cups. I made this set and the 4 cups directly below them. They are slightly taller.These three mugs are 5 inches high. The bluish areas are Death Valley slip applied when leatherhard, and the creme glaze turned the reddish slip this nice color, with good variation. Odds 'n ends: I made a salt pig, after reading about them on the Clayart discussion group. Will buy a small wooden spoon for it. The small teapots hold one cup.
This bowl is nearly ten inches in diameter. The glaze is Laguna's "Italian Straw" . The dish below is 8 inches in diameter. The glaze is one I've been tweaking to get the blue I want, which was inspired by a picture in Smithsonian magazine of Blue-footed's legs are this amazing blue! So this glaze is called BFBFB (blue-footed booby foot blue)

About 10" diam....a different blue, shinier too
My creme glaze with volcanic ash bits.

Touchtone Red, (belabored in earlier posts). Not as red as should be; I think I went too hot.
A blue I got from a friend- pretty vivid!
Touchtone red (not)...refires; the first time they had misc. blemishes.

More touchtone red. Turns navy where thin.

About ten inches across.

12 inches diameter. I put yellow flowers on this plate; they faded.

Friday, March 09, 2007

And now for something completely different: this is a picture of the Tamale Pie we had for dinner tonight. No, I didn't take the picture; Bill is the one who loves Tamale Pie and thought this one looked especially good, so he took the photo. Yes, it's rewarding to cook for someone who is appreciative!

Here are two pieces from last week's firing. They were "refires"...they came out of their first glaze firing with blemishes, so got another coating of glaze on the interiors and came out OK this time. They are earthenware. I like doing a "meander" design with a slip trailer.