Tuesday, January 29, 2019

About Glaze

I have had some requests on my FaceBook site about this glaze and how I use it, so here goes!

Time Passes

Good things come to those who clean!

A set of shelves needed to be moved so we can get at the overhead pipe that is leaking in the bathroom directly over my studio.  The fix is simple; it’s the getting there that is difficult.  This involved not just cleaning but emptying said shelved.

Et voila!  Way in a back corner I found this little cup (I also found a long lost drill chuck, but that is a tale fr another day.)  I designed it as an experiment several years ago when I was working on gargoyles and mermaids for my neice’s wedding.  At the time I considered it a throwaway, but now I think I want to work on this idea.

It’s terra cotta handbuilt over a balloon, glazed with Andrea Gill’s WOM, painted with Mason Stains, and fired to a hot ^05.
I turn off the vent as soon as the kiln trips and let it cool on its own.  Bailey kilns are so well insulated that I never have a problem with cooling too quickly.

It doesn’t seem possible that January is almost done.  Since Groundhog Day (Candlemas) is the midpoint of winter I have decided that my year is beginning now.  Resolutions anyone?

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

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Hares and Rabbits

Never a Christmas morning,
Never the Old Year ends,
But Someone thinks of Someone,
Old Days, Old Times, Old Friends.

Best wishes for a peaceful, joyful and happy New Year.

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