Thursday, August 30, 2012


I've been experimenting with new glaze patterns combined with some of my usual designs on plates.  I'm working in washes so, hopefully they will have a feel of transparency.  The flowers and fish are in stronger colors.

This is unfired glaze.  After firing they will have a glossier look, as if they were wet.  Of course this being clay it's entirely possible that the whole process will end up with major problems and I'll have to start over.  Even with stable majolica glazes the kiln is still an unknown factor.

We'll see, Grasshopper....we'll see...........

Is anyone else out there as totally sick of politics, in all shapes and forms, as I am?

This post can also be found on Mud Colony.  I got myself together early enough to post there!  Go take a look.  New blogs to read; new people to meet.

Looks like we are in for some sunny, warm but dry days.  I am baking bread before heading down to the studio.

Enjoy the day, and as always, thanks for stopping by..............*s*


  1. Love your plates, love your artwork. Hope they survive the kiln!

    What clay body/temperature are you using?

    I have sworn off the news until after the election. Not listening anymore to any of it! AHHHHHH!

  2. Hi Judy.....Thanks. toes crossed

    I use Miller (Laguna) #20....which I fire to ^04.....occasionally ^03. It has a wonderful toasty color at those temps.

    I listen to BBC on NPR for an hour early in the day...they provide a more balanced view of the world. Otherwise..aaarrrrghhh!

  3. Yes beautiful plates. I have quit turning on the TV and it probably won't come back on until February 2013! I am so depressed about the state of our political system. It is the worst ever!!!! and people are voting for Paul Ryan because they think he has great abs. Lord help us all!!!!

  4. Those plates are beautiful.
    Yes, I'm sick of the politics too, of course it has been really easy for me to choose a candidate.

  5. I thought these were fired, they look wonderful, hope all goes well in the firing.

  6. Your plates are beautiful! I can't wait to see them all glossy! I'm not even from the US and I'm tired of the election! hahaha... Good luck with firing!

  7. Hi Tracey...Thanks! It's a shame the entire political scene is such a downer!

    Hi Meredith...Thanks.

    Hi Linda....Toes crossed.

    Hi Brenda...Thanks for stopping by. I seem yo have hit a nerve with my mention of politics.

  8. These are lovely and the shapes are very unusual too! Christa

  9. Hi Gary.....Thanks, I've learned not to count on anything until the chicks are hatched!

    Hi Christa...Thanks. The shapes are made from melamine plates I bought at Target!

  10. HELLO! I made the bread yesterday! It was FABULOUS!

  11. These are really pretty, love the experimentation. I got you on my reading list now so I won't miss you.....xox

  12. So much fun - I love your ideas. Like Linda - I'm keen to see them fired!


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