It’s about time! I’m finally getting results of the last glaze fire uploaded. I fired these at the end of May just in time to take a few pieces to school for an End of School Year sale.
Everything is Warm Brown Stoneware fired to cone 6 in oxidation.
The firing went pretty well. I only have to re-fire one or two pieces due to minor glaze defects. The Sapphire Blue glaze was still a little thin. I made a few more pendants and tried some different shapes and sizes. About half were made of the Warm Brown Stoneware and the rest were Buff Stoneware with Grog which is lighter clay with dark specks. I also made some little sticks of clay with my website address stamped on them. I can give these away like little business cards or add them to orders or scatter them across the countryside.
Not pictured are two yarn bowls and probably another piece or two. The yarn bowls warped a bunch but my grandma still liked them and took them home with her. There was a third but it broke while I was glazing it. I think the walls were a little too thin for yarn bowls. The other yarn bowls I’ve made had thicker walls and didn’t break during glazing or warp much, if at all.
Soon some of these items will be available on Etsy! My store isn’t up yet but I’m in the middle of writing descriptions and getting images ready. When it’s ready you should be able to find it here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtByFuzzy.
In other news, I’ve been busy in the clay studio. I’m also ready to start my class at the clay artists guild! I’ll try to post some of the things that I learn.