Sunday, November 30, 2014

It's Always Sumthin'!

This is a teapot I made last January.  I finally managed to fit it into the kiln.  I did not have hight expectations, but I did not expect it to leak.  If you look at the third picture you can see the blow-out on the bottom of the pot.  Yes, it goes all the way through.  It pours beautifully though.

  The blue on the handle looks much better in the photo than it does in reality!  I was aiming for a lighter washier blue.  I'm pretty sure I mislabeled the glaze. 

 I like the design of the fish  but the colors are lost in the photo.  I would have taken a bit more care if I had taken them for more than a record of my failures.





Live and learn I guess!  I want to make more teapots after Christmas!

Meanwhile we are having a sunny day with temps in the 50's F.  Nice days tend to bring people out.  Toes are crossed for a successful day at our Christmas Sale!

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

11 comments:

  1. we warmed up too, isn't it the way when one of the nicest pieces develops a leak or a crack or a craze or somthin, darn it all, hope you have a great sale

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    1. Hi Linda...We're having typical New England temperature seesaws. Yesterday it was in the 30's, today in the high 40's and getting a bit warmer toward the week end. It's always the favorites that get weird. It's a correlation of Murphy's Law or something!

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  2. Dearest Suzi,
    Oh my, that is too bad that it leaked!
    We made a long walk yesterday in warm sunshine, just in our sweaters without jacket...
    Making my blogger round early morning as I've run out of broadband for the day; the monthly allowance is not high via satellite Internet.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Hi Mariette...I think it might make a pretty planter with a viney plant in it!

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  3. That’s a shame, it’s so pretty. Can you call it a planter? Sorry.

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    1. Hi Corrine....Thanks; onward to next one!

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  5. what a bummer, at least it will look pretty on display. have a great sale!

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    1. Hi Michele....So far so good.Our first weekend we outdid last year by a lot!

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  6. Nice and a very lovely blue color. Have a nice start to the week.

    Hugs

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