Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Terracotta Re-do's


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!

2 comments:

Michelle May (Shell) said...

They are all so beautiful, but the first piece is my favorite!!!
xx, shell

Emily V. said...

So cool! I especially like the leafy teacup!