Let the Beauty of what you Love be what you Do...
~Rumi

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Coffee, Anyone?

For those who were wondering... my mug from "When your Apartment becomes your Studio"  just made it out of the kiln this morning... and it survived! Yippee!! It's the little things people... I tell ya! Here it is~



I was really excited to get this back, as I have made four more in various shapes and sizes, and with different stains for the beans (hoping to get a bit darker & more realistic bean.) Sometimes you don't really know what's going to work & what isn't... so I was very pleased! I volunteered to unload the kiln this morning & the pieces were still very warm... literally right out of the "oven!" I got back several pieces... I won't bore you with them all... but I do have to show you the cute little container I made to hold all my ceramics tools!


Much better than the old plastic tub I was using!! The bowl below had to be sacrificed in the name of testing for the big bowl... so it's a bit of a mess! 


Other than that... I had a glazemania sort of day! Looking at my notes, thinking about what glaze to mix with what other, dipping, mixing, wiping the bottoms of countless bowls so they don't stick to the kiln shelves... all in all, a great day!


The wonderful thing about the end of the quarter is that the kilns are going non-stop... so I only have to wait until next week to see the results! Now I just keep my fingers crossed that all goes well in the kiln!
:)

10 comments:

Kathleen said...

Those coffee beans knock my socks off! I luvvvvvv that mug.

Gail said...

Great job and interesting concept.

Wanda said...

I love the 'tool bowl' you created, but that coffee bean mug is really special, Becky.

I've cut stars out of clay chimneys for my SIL in the past and remember waiting for the kiln to cool down, before opening to see the results of different glazes! Fun time!

♥...Wanda

Barb said...

That moon and stars jar is wonderful! I'll keep my fingers crossed for the rest.

Annie Coe said...

Wonderful mug! Glazing is always a crap shoot
:-), but that is what is so exciting about it.
xoxo

Amie Roman said...

I really love the coffee bean mug, but also like your "sacrificed" glaze tester - that blue is intense!!

DirtKicker Pottery said...

I love the coffee bean mug!!!!! I'm new to your blog and I'm looking forward to reading through your posts. Your pottery so reflects your love for clay. It's refreshing and wonderful!
:) Cindy

San said...

Oh, I could SO drink my morning brew out of that vessel. Everything else is exciting too, even the one you dubbed the "mess."

Becky said...

This looks great fun Becky !!!. I have tried all sorts of different arty type classes but never pottery...now you got me wondering if they do a pottery class at the local college ..hmmm :-)

Pat said...

Those coffee mugs are just too cute. You should make enough to sell them on etsy.com. Sell them at $10 bucks a pop or so and make some moola!