Last week all the baby fish decided to surface. They aren't easy to photograph due to waterfall and how quickly they move. There are somewhere between one and a half to two dozen fingerlings. I never knew that they could come in all colors. I thought you needed black ones to get black ones etc....not the case. We have a bunch of all black and many bi-and-tri-colored ones. It's so enjoyable to go our and feed them and watch them eat. I never thought a few ten cent fish from a fish store could provide so much pleasure.
Of course I had to do my own little homage to fish and make a bunch of whistles. I did all these in white low-fire and glazed them with commercial Speedball glazes. I mostly use commercial glazes when I am experimenting as I can once-fire them successfully. As a rule I don't like white clay as I think it gives a stark, dead look to work. It's subtle but terra cotta gives a warmth to white glazes that gives more depth to the work. If I am glazing a big piece on white clay I put a little rutile in it to warm it up a little.
The weather has been strange today....mostly cloudy and breezy. It feels almost like hurricane weather, but I don't think there are any hurricanes in the North Atlantic.
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Enjoy Sunday, and as always, thanks for stopping by..................*s*