Sunday, April 5, 2009


Fresh from the firing... the waiting is over and I am very pleased with my bunch of new mugs and cups. We unloaded the kiln this past Thursday night and I'm so happy I'm posting images of some of my haul from the firing even before re-firing with decal images. There is a small handful that I will not fire images on to the surface and I have already begun posting them to my Etsy shop, please take a look. The cups that are on the shop site are really nice, I only made a small number of them and I regret that because they fired out so well.

The rich dark brown clay seems very unusual to me as it stands out in such contrast against the lighter colored glazes. I have a couple in the brown clay body that I cant wait to get a decal well as this guy below, that is "glaze gorgeous"...he is a big fellow at 4 3/4" tall, 3 1/2" at the mouth and 4 1/2" across the belly.
That's a lot of joe! I tried using a little chun glaze here and there with the dark body in order to brighten it up some and I feel it was successful. I have been working up new graphics for this grouping of mugs and I am anxious to finish the surfaces with the images. This is one of my favorite steps in finishing...integrating the graphic image with the abstract background of glaze.

The grouping below was made with two different white cone 6 clay bodies. The white body really allows the glazes to show their color...I am not posting full shots of any as they are not finished until I fire the decals into enjoy the tease here and I will post the final results next week. Time to get out in the yard...

1 comment:

St,Hywl said...

Hey Kyle!

I finally managed to track you down. I have to say, it looks like you're making some gorgeous work. The "glaze gorgeous" mug is phenomenal. Anyways, just thought I should let you know that I'll be a mudder again this summer, presuming that Maria was correct in telling me that you'll be up in Chautauqua again this summer. How've you been?