|Some of my favorites...|
My kiln is broken! Part of the way through firing these student cups, the relay switch stopped clicking. In order to reach cone 3, I had to leave the pots in about six more hours, while they fired again. This caused some interesting things to happen. First, it caused the underglaze to become extremely matte. It also brought out the luster of these matte red and green low fire glazes. There is almost a metallic finish to them. Also, the lengthy firing really toasted the Navajo Wheel clay. These finishes work well with the joyful and spontaneous glazing. It reminds me of the work of one of my favorite clay icons, Jean-Nicolas Gerard. His work is so loose and free. Tomorrow, we are going to plant succulents in these pots. Each student will take home one, and then sell one at the school's Holiday Craft Fair. Can't wait to see what they look like with the plants in them!
|Might have to buy this one...|
|Love the spots and stripes...|