Sunday, September 29, 2013

             Gruss an achen.watercolor.9.29.13

Saturday, September 28, 2013

             Teapots 31-33, all earthenware. 

             Top, Cobalt brush marks on Glossy White — always reliable.

             Middle, Glossy White; lid single dipped, bottom 1/4 double dipped 
             with Falls Creek Shino. That glaze was Karen's suggestion. 
             I was nervous about doing the whole thing, so I just did the lid. 
             I shouldn't have double dipped the bottom, should have made it 
             FCS only. I thought it was a discard after the firing because there 
             glaze was stuck to the lid and gallery, but — Joel pried it off! 
             with minimal damage. I was so happy.
             Bottom, tried again with the new Atlantis Aqua, firing the lid 
             and body separately. It worked this time.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

             Sally Holmes.watercolor.9.5.13

Saturday, September 21, 2013

             Teapot 30. Seaworld on earthenware. I like it, 
             except two of the spout holes are filled with glaze. 
             (Luckily there's four more.) Also, I fired the lid and pot 
             separately so it looks very good but the lid slides 
             around more than I'd like. I suppose what I need 
             to do is make a tight. exact-fitting gallery — which is 
             really hard to do! I put a hole in the finial on the lid.
             Threaded through the hole is a cell phone charm.
             It's a bunny, in case you can't tell from the picture. 
             It's a gift from an ESOL student. I think it was to 
             commemorate the year of the rabbit (2011). 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

             Pink rose.watercolor.9.3.13