Misson … (part three)

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Here we go … two coats, thick glaze! The crystals in this glaze helped the glaze to pool to the bottom making what I would call a nipple bead. These are all about 12 mm hole to hole and about 14 mm at their widest. The places where glaze is the thickest is definitely the […]

Letter Press Dingbats

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I love texture and stamps so it was inevitable that I would eventually stumble upon letterpress. These are so much fun to use in designs! A lady in ceramic’s class was kind enough to loan me her set of alphabet letterpress and she ended up giving me an almost complete set (minus the letter ‘q’). […]

Mission …. Part Two

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This is bead batch #2. I fired these at cone 4 on three different clay bodies. On the left is an ironstone clay from Texas Pottery. The middle is a white Laguna stoneware clay called Soldate 60, and on the far right is another clay body from Texas Pottery called “Taos Red”. The look I’m […]

One on top of Another

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Yesterday I decided to throw a few pots and stack them one on top of another to see what would happen. These are all about 7-9 inches tall and 5-7 inches wide. Only one has a bottom. The others are thrown hollow. The top right is the pot with the bottom. My idea was to […]

Mission …. Impossible?

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The mission? To duplicate the wonderful color in these beads. I was asked by a customer if it was possible to get some more of these in my etsy bead shop and since I’ve been a very good potter and keeping actual notes on glazes and firings, thought, “SURE.” Now before we go any further, […]

Big ‘Ole Gas Firing

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These are some of the things that came out of the big gas kiln at the college on Monday. These two porcelain mugs I used a clear glaze over and their kiln neighbor fumed red onto each of them. I love how they came out. I’m keeping them both! The brown and white coil bowl […]

No Plaster Disaster Today!

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I have been making these small tea/rice bowls in a long labourous sort of way for the past couple of months. Each one takes at least 1/2 hour to form. Each coil is laid into a wooden mold and then when the bowl is complete, I smooth out the coils without disturbing the outside of […]