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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A few things from the kiln

I love the way this little sheep came out. I re fired it, first time the glaze didn't melt quite right, but I love what the fire did to it this time
This is the pot I was holding in the previous post. I'm sure some people would think it's ugly, it's all smoky and craggy, but it might be one of the coolest things I have fired. The glaze is a lichen glaze, but I didn't fire it to the point of melting so it's sort of dry and crusty.

I'm making some wall pieces now with terra sig, I like these
adding doors to the little barns
and I got some really cool crackle with this glaze. The first time I fired it was completely copper, so I put it back in and re fired for this very nice turquoise. Most of the things in these photos were fired three times as least, just call me the re fire queen!
I just looked back over these photos, sorry for the quality, I was shooting outside and it was freezing and I was in a hurry! I really have to get a better set up!!

15 comments:

Cinderelish said...

I love that sleepy little sheep and your houses are great too. Fire on!

Judy Shreve said...

Love the sheep -- did you fire it with the screws or add them afterwards?

Love the door. Lana Wilson makes boxes with a hinged door that opens and closes. I think I have a print out of how to do it. I'll look for it for you if you are interested.

I love the lichen pot - looks ancient - Japanese. And that's such a beautiful turquoise. I think multi-firing brings out the best in low fire glazes!

Tracey Broome said...

Thanks guys, I do love that little sheep, but it's on it's way to a new home.. Judy I fired the screws, the raku kiln only went to 1800 on this one so the metal hung in there.
I thought the lichen pot had an ancient look too.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Tracey, thats a gorgeous round shape you've gotten , kind of reminds me of Korean moon vases. Have you seen them?
The sheep , the sheep......
its wonderful

Linda Starr said...

love the sheep and great colors and surfaces on the rest.

cindy shake said...

TRACEY I WANT TO BUY THE SHEEP. E-mail me :o) What a great batch of work!

Peter said...

I think my favorite pots are often the ones that look like they have been spat out of a volcano and are still cooling and not fully formed; that craggy not fully melted glaze has a lot of those great qualities about it. A lovely pot! Great work!

Hollis Engley said...

Good stuff, Trace. Love the lichen pot, particularly, and the door on the barn.

ang said...

lovely additions to your work trace, sheep is too cool... so you're in the groove now :))

Patricia Griffin said...

The sheep is baaaaaaaaaad! (that was a sheep bleat) And, of course, I love the barns. The idea of making hanging version is a good move. Your work looks great.

cindy shake said...

OK, Tracey -I took a poll and the results were that you need to make a whole FLOCK OF THOSE darn cute sheep and sell me the first new one ;o)

Indian Creek Studios said...

I love the pot with the dry lichen glaze, it takes my breath away!

Tracey Broome said...

Guess I gotta make more sheep!! I said goodbye to the little guy in the photo today, he is off to his new home :)

cookingwithgas said...

Good work there Tracey- good work and the little sheep really great!

andrea said...

I am digging what you are working on and most of all I love your testing spirit... never settled and always wanting more.
I hope to do that soon myself... ;o)

I hope you can find some joy in these bustling weekends.