Coral #1

Tests and Success


Glaze tests are tough. Runny, ugly, not quite right, completely wrong, amazing- what did I do?? Testing is a cumulative process for me as I don't usually have the time to run huge batches of tests. After running a series of disappointing glaze tests (from just a "blah" look all the way to a glaze that bubbled and began to shiver off within days out of the kiln) I am pleased with these final pieces!

The small solid yellow piece is the first test, and the larger pieces are the final results. I love the suprise bright interiors of the coral "tubes" and how the greyish glaze really called out the tool marks from when I was trimming the large piece before I added the sculptural aspects. I am basking in the glow of a piece that looks much as I imagined it.

And now on to the next challenge!


Holiday Sale!

Come and see! (and buy)

It's the second annual Holiday Studio Sale at 320 Dover Road! Festivities and Reception from 4-8pm Friday, December 19th, and general browsing on Saturday from 10am-4pm. Some lovely, affordable, handmade items all for you. Hope to see you there!