Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New Stuff

Yesterday morning was my day to work at the pottery studio. Upon opening the door to the studio I realized that the gas kiln had been run and unloaded. I retrieved three pieces of pottery out of this firing. The tomato red flower bowl and the two sugar/honey jars. I was pleased with the firing...lots and lots of reds which seem to be the hardest to achieve.

Also I had this bird tile (and another)that came out of the electric firing. Previously I hand carved this tile and then casted it in plaster so I had a permanent mold. I tried to make these for Christmas but in my haste, they warped and I discarded them. I decided to try again and I really like how this one turned out with the awesome patina to the soft green glaze. I think I may try the owl welcome plaque in this glaze...it seems to highlight the images nicely.


I am off to work all day and hopefully will not too tired to create tonight.

Happy Tuesday all!


The French Bear said...

What an awesome red, that is the hardest colour to get, tour bowl is so lovely!!! Any way ti ship to Canada without being broken? I would love some of your work, it is the most beautiful pottery I have seen!!!
Margaret B

The French Bear said...

oops, I meant to say your bowl..... didn't have my morning tea yet!!!!

Dani said...

Thanks Margaret...so sweet to say. I think I could ship to Canada...I'm not sure how much it would be though. I'll stop down at the post office and check it out.

I'm in the process of making tons of stuff and if there is anything in particular you would like to see, just let me know. I love a challenge!!