Sunday, March 21, 2010
I made some boxes today and had this song in my head the whole time. Glued some of my bones and coral to this altar that I smoke fired, kinda cool. Don't like cone 6 and I knew this.... the firing was fine, easy, no pinholes except for one cup that I knew was going to have them. But the glazes I used were some from the Artscenter, boring, predictable, the firing was predictable, ho hum, yawn. I did try one commercial glaze that Laura gave me but I put it on too thick and it was yellow instead of brown and looked really bad. Didn't really feel like snapping a bunch of pics, putting them on my computer and then downloading to blogger, so you just have to trust me that there was nothing there interesting or useful for you to see:) It was a useful firing in that it answered some questions for me, taught me a little more about my kiln and no great loss as there were only about 15 pieces in there that were made for testing.
In my head with the Little Boxes song, were thoughts of shinos once again. I think I am getting this kiln figured out and maybe I should try a ^9 shino firing with some cups. I just love shinos and think of them frequently. For now, I gotta get some Shakori inventory going. Working next week on that.