|Easter Tulips in the kitchen window...|
Honestly, I am so pleased with some of my pieces that the rest seem like not too bad for a bad half. Fact is, the bad half has more to do with my brushing application of a couple new commercial glazes that I am using more than anything. I am not used to brushing multiple coats that are obviously needed...I have been a "dipper"for a long time and flashing slips in the wood kiln always needed to be thin.
The clear glaze and the aqua blue need several generous coats and my application was so thin that those areas were dry, almost underfired-like. So I will be layering on a couple more coats of each and popping those pieces back in the kiln.
Pictured in this post are highlights from the good half....now I need to slap some decals on these fellas. Most will get images but a few are just fine like they are...I'm even going back and forth some about graphics for the "scalloped" bottom mugs. Are the dots of color and scalloped line enough? Hmmmmm, good question...maybe or maybe just something subtle to add to the surface interest....
|needs to be re-fired...|