Before I left North Carolina I gifted or traded a number of pieces. Some I traded for other art and some I just gave to people I really liked.
It can be both beautiful and difficult to give away your favorite pieces but I am so happy that the people who got them were really excited about it and that makes me feel great. Yet, I miss them so now I have a great excuse to go back into the studio and play some more.
It's time to reward myself for all the paperwork, cleaning and errand running I have been doing for the past week. It will also give me a chance to test the glaze recipes I got at Penland with my local red clay bodies. And I do mean TEST. Not all of the glazes fit certain clay bodies as I found out the hard way when I forgot about the recommendations Ronan had given the class. Oops! Learning curve, doh!
So I will remake some of my favorite pieces and some test pieces and probably try out a combination of glazes that I already know work and then test the new glazes. Spiffy! I love glaze testing!
Happy Summer Solstice Everyone. Stay cool!