Wednesday, March 25, 2009

B.Mugs Magee..

Even when your back is killing you...hurting like you have been kicked over and over again in the lower part of your back...its still good to be in the studio. I was supposed to be relaxing the ol' back but instead I spent this gray drizzle day in the studio getting my glaze on! Nancy and I will be firing another cone 6 salt next week. I have about 30 mugs and cups in 3 different clay bodies. I can not wait to see the results. Out the back door of the studio, the salt kiln, with its chamber door unbricked, seemed to beckon to me while I glazed today...
Here is a couple shots of glazed pieces just waiting for some wads...













We are using a lot of new glazes...Nancy has been a glaze making machine...and I am more than willing to test a few new ones for her...I was very pleased with our last cone 6 salt firing and now with a couple new clay bodies and knowing a little more about the glazes I feel a little more confidant about how things will come out. Heck, I had no complaints about the last time when I really had no idea about the glazes...below are a couple mug details from that first firing. I did a decal firing test back to cone 04 and liked the glazes even more...they worked great with my images too! So be on the look out soon for a fresh batch of cone 6 salt fired mugs and cups...complete with new decals. Click on the mug images below to enlarge them and really see the sumptuous surfaces...yeah, thats right, pork with hot garlic sauce! Until then gentle reader...

2 comments:

jimgottuso said...

beautiful glaze on the cup to the right... looking forward to the results of all the tests

k.houser said...

Thanks for looking Jim...That dark brown is the clay body in good reduction...not the best for salt but it is a deep rich body color that makes the glazes so different than on a white body...I am also enjoying checking out your own blog/pots