OK, I'm sober tonight but I think I'm high on smoke fumes! WHAT A DAY! Glorious blue skies, warm weather, there's a full moon a comin' and I had one of the best firing days since I got this kiln!!! YAY!!!! My soul searching last night was greatly beneficial as were the words of wisdom from all of you faithful bloggers, whom I love to hear from! LOOK AT THAT POT ABOVE! Is that not a beautiful thing. Did you read my friend Laura's comment on the last post? She said when you make what you love the energy comes through, no truer words, girl. I loved every moment of making this coil pot, from rolling the coils, to building it, burnishing it, applying the terra sig, and today firing it. It was sooooo much fun to watch it transform from a bright orange pumpkin jar to this wonderful primitive smokey thing. Can you tell I'm happy?!
The pot is 16" and about 7 lbs. very light. I fired it with sawdust from the last set I worked on, isn't that cool? and Thai basil stalks from my garden last summer, and lemon rind from the lemonade I made Gerry for his kidney stone. Magic potion, you should have smelled it firing, it was like I was having a barbeque or something :) and then I polished it with olive oil.
and this is one of the sweetest bowls I have ever made. Now this is the kind of bowl I love but what do you do with it? I burnished it with terra sig then raku fired it with a slight reduction. It is the cutest thing! It's very tiny.
She turned out pretty good too, although I wish I had spent a little more time on the wrap, it could have more detail I think. But she raku fired beautifully, nothing fell off or blew up. Very hard thing to photograph, Gerry is not going to be happy when ask him to shoot this one for me!
and this pendant I have been wanting to make for myself forever, homage to Georgia O'keefe I think. I remember the first time I saw one of her paintings in a gallery in Washington DC, I almost hyperventilated I was so overcome. I may have cried, don't remember. Well, good day, as you can probably tell. Today was the first day Wesley didn't seem like she had Mono since October and Gerry has gone for 24 hours with no pain, so all is well with our world. Thank you thank you for all the words of wisdom, comfort and thanks to those of you that also do not brush your hair, care about new outfits from Nordstrom, and can't be bothered with discussing the latest sports stats. I Love you guys!! XOXOX