THANK YOU! to Lark Books for including me in the 500 Raku book and for so generously sending me a complimentary copy!!! This is a great Raku book and if you are at all interested in Raku I highly recommend getting it. I will try to take some pictures of more of the pages but right now my to do list keeps getting longer and longer and my days are so short!
it's the green pear again, this may be the last I ever say about this thing!
Here is a new one that I am in love with, and one of my favorite vases from the firing yesterday.
I made three pears, one with chartreuse terra sig and two were Raku fired. I have managed to break the stem off of all three so I am using mixed media for these, they actually look better this way. These things are way beyond my skills of photographic lighting, and Gerry just laughed when he saw them, so this is the best I got. My husband is not a big fan of illustration photography, mostly because of lighting nightmares like this. Maybe when he sees what a mess I made he will feel sorry for me and light them properly, or I could just whine about it a lot until he gives in...... they are really beautiful in person though, one of the best Raku firings I have had. They are just so shiny and metallic that I can't get a true photo of them, they are reflecting everything in the room, even in a totally dark space. I need a pro for this one!