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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Some new things

Some new pieces out of the kiln this morning. I'm pretty happy with these, the stains are coming out nicely. I lost two pieces to cracking, the large boxes with the roofs that come off are 50/50 for survival. I think I'll start attaching the roofs, much easier and they all survive.
I like this shape but I sort of wish I had left off the red stripe. Maybe I'm just tired of looking at it. I am starting to think that I want some functional pieces in these colors. Oh boy, more tests.....

I'll be away from the blog next week and with the family at Sleepy Creek Cabin. Today is Wesley's last day of school, YAY! Gerry leaves for the G8 summit in Toronto when we get back and then to New Orleans for the month of July to cover the oil spill, so we are all in need of a nice rest. I think we picked the perfect spot.

11 comments:

Hollis Engley said...

Damn, I love these houses.

Tracey Broome said...

Thanks Hollis! I'm not loving them right now :) I have spent the entire week working from 9-5 on them, like a real job or something :(
They are coming out quite nice for the most part, still some things to work out, but the right path I think.

ang said...

nice 'house hair' trace..

Blaine M. Avery said...

They look great!! I love the red stripes on the green house!!!

cookingwithgas said...

I thought, I have seen these.
HAHa....still love them.
I really like how you are doing the feet.
The colors are perfect.

雲亨Ab9雲亨 said...

your english is incredible............................................................

Linda Starr said...

Oh I like the first one, the colors and surfaces of all of them are wonderful. Have a great vacation.

Trish said...

Tracey...again, still. :)..loving your houses and barns...
Are you electric firing these, or raku?? I think some are raku, right? ..
and catching up on a previous post, yes, cleaning up the studio does help... I am finding that too..I try to be organized, but I think I may be kidding myself some days..lol.
have a super vacation!..T.

Judy Shreve said...

I'm loving the houses -- the stains, the colors, the textures. I think it's normal to get excited moving in a new direction & then becoming frustrated -- just part of that creative design process -- hopefully you will be loving them again soon. They are fabulous!

Tracey Broome said...

Hi everybody! Thanks for the comments. Trish, these are fired in my gas kiln not electric. I did raku some a while back but I have a hard time getting the roof to survive a raku firing.

Patricia Griffin said...

These look great!