I remember now why the green pear that is getting so much press is one of a kind. The person that has it got a great deal and they have a piece that will not be duplicated, at least not any time soon! I fired up the Raku kiln this morning while it was still cool outside, but it was a crazy firing. The three pears in the top photo are nothing like they were supposed to be, but I like them. The next photo is crazy. Exact same glaze as the famous chartreuse pear, fired to the same temperature, but look at it!!!!
Now here is why you read my blog, you learn from my mistakes, you don't do the same stupid shit I do because you read it here first! I thought I was being brilliant, I made these little clay circles to set the pears on so that a very small amount of the pear was unglazed. The stilts I was using were breaking. I glued the circle to the bottom of this one, thinking I was even smarter for thinking of that. Only thing is I didn't wait for the glue to dry and just as the kiln was heating up, I heard a huge explosion in the kiln, yep, blew the bottom right out of this pear! So I am sort of over the pear thing, they are way too much trouble for what I sell them for. Maybe I should just raise the price but I don't know if they will sell for $5000.00 (haha)
This is just sweeeeeet! I got lots more to show ya, but I have to go help Gerry get ready to go and visit Igor in Bermuda so I'll get some more pics up tomorrow or the next day. I still have a lot to do before Festifall and my head is starting to spin around! And I turn 50 in five days! Can that be possible? I need to think about that....................................................................................