I am soooooo loving these pieces!!!!!! What a pleasant way to start my day. Gerry had a pot of espresso on the stove, he left early to go photograph Obama today in Raleigh, so I fixed myself a latte and headed down to see what exploded in the kiln, because there is always something that has exploded in the kiln. Sure enough I lost two small barns, but I think I can get them back together and re fire them. Their little bottoms fell off and one side blew out. Pretty much the usual. But these two pieces are wonderful.
Here is the moose hair from Denali that Alaska blogger Cindy Shake sent me. The red is reflecting from the roof, it's not really that color.
These are the first real pitchers I have ever made, I sort of like them, but of course there is the functional glaze hell that I must go through if indeed they are to be functional. However.... you could just put some pretty dried hydrangeas in them..... right now they are waiting on me to decide. They have just had one firing with no glaze or terra sig inside. I like the little squares on the front, I'm thinking these "windows" will be added to my barn pieces, instead of cutting out real windows. Sort of lighthouse looking aren't they?
Another bucket on a block of driftwood I found in Maine. These buckets are rocking my world right now.
and some little Maine cottages on a palette. They were going to be mounted on a piece of driftwood, but they look crooked, we'll see, I haven't decided yet.
So, happy day. Hope I didn't insult anyone with my rant about small stuff. Obviously, from these tiny cottages, I like small stuff. It's just the sitting in the studio, mindlessly making crap, that I have got to put an end to. I'm telling you, I have bowls full of things I have fired for no good reason. Time to put effort into these alters and barns, they deserve my attention!