I'm being a little punny today! We've had about two inches of rain since yesterday. It's like living in a steam bath. As I write this the sky has been clearing and the humidity dropping. It's time to go out and take a look at the plants.
This is another one of my balloon mug experiments. I make the mugs around an inflated water balloon. They end up holding about 12 oz. I glaze the interiors with a Spectrum low fire clear that I tint with a little red-brown Mason Stain. I wait to glaze and decorate the exteriors after the bisque firing.
There is a lot I'm changing about this one. I am now making them with several little feet to give them a little lift and more stability. I like the idea of the handle but I don't really like the reality of it. I like to be able the cradle a mug in my hand with my thumb through the handle. This doesn't really work!
This one is glazed with Spectrum #799 Majolica White, painted with Mason Stains. The green and yellow are mixed with 'paste' (50/50 gerstley borate and frit 3124). The other colors are Mason Stains mixed 50/50 with frit 3124.
Enjoy the day and the summer.....is August really on our door step?
Thanks for stopping by.............*s*