Monday, January 10, 2011

checking things off the list...

prior to the holidays i made a list in my head (i really should put it on paper) of things that i needed get done in the studio.  along with the piggy banks and berry bowls were beads and pendants.  i have a good start on the pigs and berry bowls so this week it is on to the beads...

i am always short on small round beads (they are so boring to make)... i forced myself to make a bunch.  the pierced hearts are something new as well as the fish.  the fish are a little weird, i used a press mold that john made some years back.  i don't really know if there is a market for fish pendants but i guess i will find out!  although they might make cool zipper pulls.  some of these are porcelain, many are stoneware and most of them will get raku fired.
as i was cleaning them up today to get ready to bisque fire, i thought about how long it was going to take to glaze all these damn thing... ugh.

and here is a picture i took this evening of the view outside the studio today...

yep... i think i have brought the new hampshire winter to seagrove, nc!

5 comments:

  1. Did you see the photo a few posts back of all the pendants I made? Well, they all got glazed today, took me 5 hours, have fun!

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  2. i did see your pendant picture... 5 hours of glazing only pendants.. ee gads! maybe i don't have as many as you do!!!
    do you brush on all your glazes? i have tried thinning some down and dipping the small round beads to save time but i abandoned that after i had too many with too thin a coating.

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  3. AHA! I just asked the same question about the snow in response to your comment on my blog! It sure is pretty though. Be well!

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  4. I love those vine arches you guys covered the culvert holes with. Love picture. Welcome back.

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  5. jeff gets the credit for the natural trellis... he learned to make them from mark rangonese, a sculptor from vermont who is also a fellow member of the league of nh craftsmen. i am anxious to see how the wild roses climb them this spring!

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