Friday, April 29, 2011

A few more

So far all of the Raku barns have survived the firings. I think I have the roof falling off thing worked out, at least for now. I love the way these have turned out, I'll be sad to see them go.
This larger barn turned out really nice. I took a lot of time with it, attention to detail makes all the difference.
I have a few flower pots, very pretty, must make more. I think a small rosemary plant would be so nice in these.

I have a couple of house tiles that are kind of fun
This wall tile is my favorite! I titled it Grandmother's niche. This glaze is crazy crazy. I have tried everything to get this lit well enough to show how great the glaze turned out, impossible. I'm going to be developing this niche thing more, I like where my thoughts are going with this. The face is from an old ceramic mold and looks eerily like my grandmother, the rusty key I found at Penland up in the metal shop junkyard.
This glaze has every color in the spectrum, I love it! Everything is finished and packed up,except one niche piece that I have been putting off firing in the Raku kiln, because I'm pretty sure it's going to fall apart. We'll see, nothing ventured nothing gained. If it comes out ok, I'll post it later.
I'm off to fire it up, stay tuned......


Linda Starr said...

Looking good, love the grandmother niche.

cookingwithgas said...

Spectacular Tracey! Just brilliant- love them all and wish you sweet success.
I think these are some of the best!

Michèle Hastings said...

looks like raku had been very good to you this go around... i am with linda, the niche piece is very cool.

Tracey Broome said...

I like the niche piece too, the glaze is spectacular! I hope people get it, a little different from my other work.

Anna said...

I so love your buildings! AND the niche piece too.

(word verification for this comment is GRANI. How appropriate!)


In love with your flower pots!