I wrote a couple weeks ago about the immensely productive time I was having, and shared a few photos of some raw clay pieces which I had high hopes for. Now that two weeks have passed, I have all or most of those pieces finished, and here are the exciting results! (With a few surprises tossed in, as there always are when you’re firing your pottery to above 2300° Fahrenheit.)
Embossed creamer and sugar bowl:
Pendant beads and buttons:
The soap dishes and little leaves have been turning out well, although they tend to warp unexpectedly. Hopefully I can figure out some warp-proofing secret soon.
The couple of wheel-thrown mugs I made that week came out rather striking, I thought:
Then there’s this honeypot, which I LOVE and may keep, although the lid is very tight. (If some more experienced potter would like to comment, and share any wisdom on how a lid that fits all through the drying and bisque-firing process suddenly becomes very tight in the gallery after the glaze-firing, I would love that.)Finally, the butter dishes! Right now we’re at about a 2:1 success-to-failure ratio with them, but we’re hopeful for the future.. . . . aaand the third one pictured in the first photo? Well, that’s a story for tomorrow. Just to pique your interest, it involves a very hot kiln and a molten clay buffalo.
P.S.–Some of these pots are for sale. If they are, clicking on the picture will take you to the item’s listing in my Etsy shop.