Monday, October 8, 2012

We fired a kiln...

imagine that! When we unloaded I had mixed emotions. The shino had a lot of carbon trapping, which I usually embrace. This time, it wasn't the carbon trapping that I love. Don't get me wrong, there were some nice effects. They just weren't on my pots. I also had some shino crawl on the inside of ginkgo leaf carved mugs. Why is it alway the labor intensive stuff that persnickety shino decides to misbehave on? I really only got a quick look at pots tonight, after a day of working at the Co-op. I may fall in love with others by the light of day. Here are a few down and dirty shots that I took tonight...


These are some slab plates that I made some time ago and never got around to firing. I am very happy with the ash glaze one above. I need to spend some time with the shino/tenmoku glaze ones, to form an opinion.


I am happy with the ginkgo leaf mugs that didn't have glaze crawl!

I would really like some opinions on the shino/tenmoku slab plates. Jeff really likes them and I made "a face" when they came out of the kiln... still not sure what I was expecting. After all, I do know what shino and tenmoku look like.

8 comments:

  1. I'm drawn to the geometric shaped plates. You've reminded me of my college days even the gas kilns were hit and miss there.

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  2. The design is clean, and well executed...colors work well together...and the light dusting of ash is a nice touch.

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  3. I agree with Jeff, the slab plates are beautiful! I like them very much. Take some time with them today and let them woo you ;)

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  4. Nice I love the warm tones to these, the ginkgo mug is beautiful!

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  5. I agree with Jeff, these plates are beautiful. The face you should have made when you saw them was a smile but that doesn't always happen when we first look at a piece. Put them in front of some customers and you won't get to look at them for very long, they will go home with someone.

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  6. Honestly, I like square plates and round plates, not so much geometric shapes. My brain has to see things in pattern and order and food on a geometric plate unsettles me. And when they are stacked on a shelf I think they look odd. But that's my personal issue :)
    I like shino and temoku together, but I am a fan of brown pottery so of course I would like that!

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  7. ps: I like the mugs best of all :) :)

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