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Friday, August 27, 2010

Boy I'm Tired!

Man, I'm tired today, I have been busting it all week, I have 5 weeks until Festifall and not nearly enough stuff made. Fired the kiln yesterday, lots of good stuff, stained it all this morning and re loaded the kiln. I'm also testing colors again. I made these little dishes this morning and mixed up some slip with colorants, oxides and mason stains. If you read the previous post, Margaret Keelan had suggested using slips, so why not give it a try, right?
I'm adding more and more textures to the barns and this is my first attempt at applying slips then scraping and sanding them off. I can tell already I won't be doing this. Messy, time consuming and slip is fussy. I like my sig!
A happy accident! This is a wagon that had a crack on the side and was destined to fall apart. So, I put a clear glaze on it and re fired it. I got this amazing color! Only thing is I'll have to test because I have two red terra sig colors, don't know which one was on the wagon. I do know that this clear over red iron oxide is bad bad bad! Tried it, looks like baby poop :(
I think I see my Spring 2011 color palette, I love these colors together and I especially like it with my white Raku glaze.
This is Gail Kendall's clear. I know some of us have been swapping emails about 04 clear glazes but so far this one is a winner with me. No pinholes, no problems, I like it. If you need the recipe, you can google Gail Kendall and find it easily or let me know, I'll post it here. Too lazy right now to get up and go find it :)
I'm not sure how much longer my attention is going to last with this. I feel a slight twinge of wanting to make something new, uh oh! and fall is coming, time for RAKU!
I still want to channel Clive Bowen and Michael Cardew, and Hamada, and make beautiful functional pottery, but.....maybe later! Have a great weekend, everybody, I'm at the Farmer's Market in the morning, Wes has a concert tomorrow and who knows what we are doing Sunday, maybe sleeping all day!! Peace............

13 comments:

Hollis Engley said...

I want to live in that village, Tracey. Love that photo.

Tracey Broome said...

Haha! I feel like I HAVE been living in that village and I'm about ready to run away! lol

Nu Kua said...

What a delight to see so many of your gorgeous barns in one pic! Love the wagon too!!
Is there room for a dutch potter in that village??? :-D

Kari Weaver Hopkins said...

Just what I was thinking about having a village there. My kids would add a few action figures...

I think you're on to something with the barns and hopefully trying new surfaces will keep them fresh for you, but I, too, am feeling the urge to do something a little different.

Tracey Broome said...

Wesley would have had dinosaurs in there if she was still small! I really like the wagons too.
I'm not quite at the end of the barn thing, but I see it coming.....

Ron said...

Looking good Tracey. Keep it up.

ang said...

man that cart detail is yum...the 04 clear looks like its working really well....noice one

Michael Mahan said...

I'm feeling a huge twinge to make something new. Looks like you'll have a great show.

Tracey Broome said...

Thanks Ron and Ang, yeah, the cart glaze is really nice, I hope I can duplicate it on some bowls or something. Michael I know you want something new after the foot bowl marathon, looking forward to some wood fired pieces for fall, right?!

Patricia Griffin said...

you go girl! wow, all those barns. busy bee!

Linda Starr said...

I like the yellow, looks like a warm ochre to me.

Jen Mecca said...

I really like the stuff your doing Traci..keep up the good work! Very cool..

jimgottuso said...

hi tracey, i really like the wagon happy accident color and texture too... and you're about to have an entire town finished. it's a nice glimpse into your past life in the next post. it was cracking me up to think of making pots for a play where the actor smashes them every night. anyway, was still looking for the haircut pic... sure you keep hearing about that.