Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Here are the bowls glazed. Disappointed in the "black" slip turning green in the firing because I think the black would make a much stronger appearence against the green Celadon glaze. Don't know if I'll try it again or not, it's alot of work. I'm always unsatisfied with my finished pieces. There always seems to be something missing in them that keeps them from seeming like quality pots. Maybe I just have unrealistic expectations or maybe I just haven't found my voice yet.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Been sick with a cold all week so no potting has been done. I did find out Friday at school that the black slip I applied to my pots had been mixed wrong and was coming out green in the firing. Hopefully they fired this week and I can see the results. Maybe it won't turn out as bad as I'm expecting, but then I was expecting black.
Here is the latest kitchen update. After we got the lighting and handles installed and built the pantry the pressure seemed to be off because we now had a fully functional kitchen. Really all thats left to do is install the backsplash. As you can see, it has a brick look although it's actually a concrete product. Hopefully as the weather warms up I'll get on with the job and finish it.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Between birthdays, funerals, and the house, I haven't spent much time potting. I did do some slab pots yesterday. I bought a slightly used slab roller for less than half price from a potter who was retiring. Thought I would try it out and see what it will be like to do some slab pieces.
These all have a "shattered glass" pattern on them. The "mold" is just some glass pieces that I bought from a dollar store. Lost one piece while taking the mold off that I will redo today. I'll probably glaze them all in a transparent glaze like a celedon so the pattern will show up well.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
It's been cold here in Texas over the last few days. Too cold to work in the north facing unheated garage, even though I tried through 5 layers of clothing. So no pottery work has been done during this time. The entire Dallas area was virtually shut down yesterday because of the ice. Hopefully with warmer weather starting today, I'll be able to start getting some pottery work done.