I fired a very slow ^6 yesterday and unloaded this morning at 7am for the Haw River Festival today (that I need to leave for around 11:30, and here I sit blogging!). Nothing like unloading a kiln and packing warm pots for a sale, right? I opened up the burner ports and climbed at 200 degrees per hour and I have very few pin holes, those I think are more a clay body issue than glaze fire, so I am nearly there on solving the pin holes, and the ones I got I like, so there! This was a very nice bunch of pots as far as ^6 goes. I like the glazes I bought and it's a simple fool proof way to get my functional fix and gives me more time to do more experimenting with oxides and terra sig, which I like better. In a perfect world I would be making ^10 shino, but whine whine, I don't have that option right now, so this is a good alternative. I love love love the cup, not selling this one, but I must make more. This was a test with some stains and oxides and I sanded it, fired it three times. A lot of work for such a little pot but worth it in the end.
Nice little berry baskets for the Farmer's Market.
and some nice squared off bowls. I was going to put handles on these but they didn't look quite right. Nice without I think. So the car is packed, food packed, got to get a shower, and Wes and I are off for a day of music, food and hopefully selling pots!!