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Saturday, November 27, 2010

That's the way I like it

Today, I had one of the best Raku days I have had since I got this kiln. It seems like for weeks I have had so many people around me, don't get me wrong I truly value the friendships I have, but I need my alone time. Today I fired my kiln all alone, didn't try the marathon firing that we were doing during the workshop I had here and I got really nice results. No rushing, no slamming the kiln with sixteen pieces at a time, no rushing to get the glazes on, and it paid off. Quiet, calm, orderly firing, that's the way I like it, plus it's much safer! The pot I am holding is probably my most favorite thing to come out of this kiln. There is nothing outstanding about it, but it has a magnesium glaze that crawled and it got gray and smoky and there are touches of gold on it. The fire did some crazy things to it. Wait till I show you! Of course it might be one of those pots only a mother could love....
For a while, I didn't know Gerry was around shooting these photos, I was just having a great time there with the fire all alone. What a beautiful day it was.

13 comments:

Hollis Engley said...

Sometimes it's good to just do it by yourself. Congratulations on a good firing.

Trish said...

Ahhhh...peace and creative silence. and a beautiful forest to gaze into...happy you had a Fine day. :)T.

FetishGhost said...

A great flow is most often found in groups of one...
The shots are fantastic story tellers.

Patricia Griffin said...

Lovely. A beautiful day.

Judy Shreve said...

YAY -- so happy you had a calm creative day after all your company. The shots Gerry took are amazing. He's captured your focus beautifully. Can't wait to see the pots.

Michael Mahan said...

I know what you mean. Great post.

cookingwithgas said...

you were in your element and it was captured so beautifully!

cindyshake@gmail.com said...

Great photos -seems your Gerry really captured the essence of your Raku process. I especially like how he captured the various lights including the evening sky. Parties are fun and so is serenity :o)

ang said...

what a perfect spot trace...in the zone :))

Dorissa said...

The pictures are very poetic... I love how they show you in you at peace creating!

Tracey Broome said...

Hi Everyone, glad you liked the photos, I think they captured what every potter experiences when they are alone and things are going well!

Laura said...

Really awesome shots of you doin' your thing. xo

jimgottuso said...

when i first got to your blog, i thought wow, what an unbelievable shot of you holding that pot. must be something to have such a professional photographer hanging around. great shots. glad your firings went well... i yearn for that solitude sometimes too.