HUZZA and CONGRATULATIONS!!! To Adriana for starting and maintaining Mud Colony for the last year. A great big THANK YOU! for all the time and work you have put into maintaining this site. I am a relative newcomer from over oceans and continents.....what a great way to become connected to the pottery world.
My original post title was going to be.....WHAT HAVE I DONE NOW?
In the middle of October I decided to join my old art association and participate in their annual Christmas Sale. At one time it was just for potters. Several years ago it was opened up to all members of the association. Things are looking up with improved security etc. so I decided to give it a go once more.
Then we had stormzilla and a nor'easter in quick succession. I lost almost two weeks time, including a kiln firing, Now I am madly playing catch up. And relearning all my organizational skills, which were pretty good, but which I seem to have left behind when I retired from my day job. Slowly the wheels and cogs are engaging gears and the knowledge is coming back.
Below is one of the tests I did in a firing from last summer. It's a new-old glaze called Taffe. I call it a semi-matte. It's a little thin on the exterior of the test bowl. It's easy to work on the raw glaze and fires very nicely at ^05. It probably would be a little shinier at ^04.
The little bowl below is glazed in my favorite Linda Arbuckle Majolica. The plaid is a new design. I'm still working on getting a good photograph but the idea comes across. I think I'm going to enjoy combining this with some of my flower and fish images.
My Christmas cacti are in the holiday spirit. They started blooming a few days ago. The orange, which is an older variety, is always the first to bloom. The other colors will follow in succession in January. Does anyone else feel odd speaking of 2013....where did the year go?
Edited at 2:00 PM:
I intended this post for Mud Colony, but stuff came up before I could put it up there. Hit the link and take a look anyway; there are more new potters every week!
As always........thanks for stopping by............*s*