Here are some pictures of the dry pieces ready to bisque fire. I tried a new Raku clay and another White Tile clay -both around ^04. I won't have an extra-full bisque load to fire, which economically, I normally would like to do, but afterwards I'll have enough glazed pieces for a more than full glaze load. The smallish slab bowls I made have sea themed textures pressed onto the insides and I made the bases using sprig-style shells and starfish. The Raven tile was freehand sculpted and if it fires nicely might make a good mold. We'll see. I've got this beautiful, new black matt glaze that I thought would be perfect for some Raven pieces.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Blue Bird Day
After the storm yesterday dumped more than a foot of snow here in Girdwood, the skies are clear blue today. With no cloud cover, it is a cool 12 degrees outside but has made the snow conditions on the mountain perfect for the North Face Vertical Challenge. The bird feeders are busy, busy, busy with little birdies having Sunday Brunch and knocking seeds everywhere. Tauzer (my Giant Black Schnauzer) is keeping an eye on all of the bird action -she'd rather be outside chasing snowballs, but with her new, short haircut she'll have to wait till later when it warms up.