You might remember my star ornaments from last year, some of you even have one. They were really pretty, I loved them.....when they turned out right which was about 50% of the time. So if you have one you are lucky, because I'm not making them anymore! first of all they were Raku fired so they took forever and if they made it through the firing they were wonderful, until my glaze started messing up and I can't figure out why. Same two pieces could be glazed at the same time, same glaze batch, same firing, same can for reduction and one would be turquoise the other would be copper, and not a pretty copper. Too costly for what I had to sell them for so forget it! Now they are terra sig and match my barns, thanks to a suggestion from Sarah at the NC Craft Gallery. Thanks Sarah, why didn't I think of that!
I made a bunch of them for you today.
I'm a little behind on getting photos up (yes I know the hair photo, really by the time I get that up it will be grown out!) but here is a photo that brought on the pissy mood last week. Every time it rains this is what I deal with and we have been getting a lot of rain. I don't wish the rain away but I am wishing like h#ll for a new studio space. I could take all this upstairs, but it's just not fun hauling clay up and down three flights of stairs, and not safe, so I'm dealing with the deck while I look for funding for a building. If you got an old barn you want to be rid of, I can come and get it!