Sunday, July 24, 2011

Porno for pyros...

That's right...potter porn. That's what is on the menu for homefry today...
We un-bricked the kiln late yesterday afternoon after about a 16 hour or so firing that we snuck in under the less humid and hot comfort of darkness. Nancy started the kiln in the evening and we fired it through the night until around 11:00 am the next day...in this heat, it was the best way to "git-r-done". Nancy and I were both very pleased with the rich and juicy results of the firing...and I am finally happy with some work this year. There will be decals down the line for me on some pieces, and for others...they will stay just the way they are now. But its back to work making more pieces because we are planning another firing in a short two weeks from now in the salt kiln over at the university...before I finish teaching my class. So I'm going to let my pictures do the talking today, here are mugs and pitchers and bowls and even a detail of one of Nancy's big baskets and a pair of her tumblers...enjoy the images...mmmm,hmmmm.







5 comments:

barbaradonovan said...

Well yay:) Great to see you got good results especially after recent disappoints. Will look forward to seeing which turn up with decals in the future.

Incidently, I was totally expecting to see a Porno For Pyros video up in the corner what with the title of this post, but Gillian Welch is just fine, yes.

k.houser said...

HA...As much as I am an old Janes Addiction fan, I was never that big into PfP...anyways sometimes Im just not that obvious...sometimes.

And I am digging the new Gillian Welsh record The Harrow and the Harvest...hooked on it right now and this video was just too good...song about red clay, gotta love it.

JUDI TAVILL said...

yum.

christyculp said...

Thanks for the "fix." Can't wait to see what the decals will do!! Hey btw, we raku'd with decals at Penland...it works with clear crackle. I'll send some awesome pics for you tomorrow!

D Kuhn said...

oh how I miss you yellow salt. I will be seeing you some time in the future. not quite the same as cone 6