The weather has turned glorious...spring at it's best...and I find it all distracting. With less than a week to make pots before I begin loading the kiln, I can't decide whether I should be planting things and working on landscaping or throwing more last minute treasures...or hanging out at Laszlo's Weenie World for the Virginia States Frisbee Championships...or...you get the picture. I know that I can put a lot of things off until after the firing, but the weather is bound to get hotter than I prefer by then.
Still, at least some of the time I'm get to the studio. I've got 50-60 mugs made...I want 100.
These next two are the last of the big'uns...18" - 20" tall. I added lots of dots with my black glaze which you can see on previous posts.
I like to have at least one "Fredericksburg" pot in each firing. My calligraphy skills are crude at best.
Here's a peek inside some biscuit fired pots.I raw glaze/fire most of my work but I've never been able to make my crackle slip work on wet pots. (truthfully I haven't tried all that hard. Yet.) I should write more about raw glazing soon. I love it. The difference in how a pot takes the glaze is subtle but important. Biscuit fired pots suck the glaze up almost frantically as opposed to the way a slip or glaze glides across the surface of a raw pot. Try combing a biscuit pot after applying a slip and you'll know what I mean.