Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Little Bowls

Little bowls from the last firing!  I originally made these as kitty dishes, but they more often are being used as small desert bowls, and little condiment dishes.

I painted them with Mason stains and frit #2134.  Fired to ^05. 


I am no longer going to once fire.  The terra cotta I am using at present does not seem to like the process.  This is not really a hardship; it was more a matter of testing convenience .  I do miss my old Miller #25 which is no longer being made.  Once I use up all that I have now I may do a special order.

We'll see grasshopper........we'll see.....

We are beginning to get the yard back in shape.  I am looking forward to a long, warm fall.

As always, thanks for stopping by...............*s*

14 comments:

  1. those are nice bowls, one can never have too many bowls I think, it's amazing to me how a different clay can make such a huge difference. I just was thinking today to make some small pinch bowls, we shall see if I get around to it.

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    1. Hi Linda....I agree. There are never too many bowls in the world.

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    1. Hi Gary....Life is just a chair of bowlies!

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  3. what great designs on those bowls... I only use commercial underglazes for that type of decoration.. the frit and stain work well for you.

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    1. Hi Anna....I like the watery transparent effect I can get brushing stain and frit on raw glaze.

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  4. Those are sweet little bowls. It's so hard to adjust to new clay. I am still missing Sheffield T-3. We are considering having some shipped down to us. It isn't as expensive as we thought... as long as we buy a ton!

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    1. Hi Michele....I know just what you mean about switching bodies. I'm making myself use up all the clay I have. Storage does become an issue.

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  5. Sweet bowls, love 'em! I'm thinking of switching from terra cotta to cone 5 white. yikes!

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    1. Hi Cathy...Thanks. Do you have a particular reason to switch your firing range and clay?

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  6. Dearest Suzi,
    Love the idea of kitty bowls, especially the one on the right.
    But you're kidding me, you looks forward to a long, warm fall - skipping summer?!
    Summer is here already for quite a while and it is getting really hot and humid.
    But we still manage to go biking, a little later of course when it is not that hot anymore.
    Sending you hugs for a happy weekend.
    Mariette

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    1. Hi Mariette...Thanks! I wasn't very clear I guess. I'm enjoying summer; it's my favorite season. It's just that June has been such a bust because of the caterpillars that summer feels like it's going to be very short!
      Enjoy the weekend!

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