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!