Christmas! At least that is what it feels like when you open a glaze load in your kiln. There could be huge successes and dismal failures. Today was no different. Some totally cute things like this little turtle
I was so sad at some of my new glazes though. I did not know how they would look because the jar doesn't tell you how thick to apply it. Sometimes one coat is good and then other times I have to practically bath the peice in glaze. So I am going to refire a few things. Don't know if it will work because my glazes are water based and the clay is no longer porous. We'll see. Wish me luck!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
My glazes came today! 96 different colors in 4oz jars. I have never been so excited! I was too tired from school to use them last night, but tonight is different. I will be glazing like a made women. I will post pictures with my new colors this weekend. New glazes are like getting a box of brand new crayons. The colors are exotic and unknown and currently perfect. Happy day.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
It seems to me that the longer you play at a hobby the more expensive the hobby becomes. This is because you start happily playing with the materials you have. Then you see this new cool thing that you could do ten things with if you just had it. So you save up and you get it and you play around happily for a while. Then you hear or see about another cool thing that would help you get better, or make you more creative in your hobby. Before you know it your basement is full of dohickys that make you happy, but also take up more room then you have and you have to buy a new house just to have room for your growing hobby. Sigh. That is my favorite part.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
So I am back from my vacation to Pennsic. It was wonderful. I snooped around all the pottery places in the market place and have so many new ideas to try. However, I also have to go back to work now that I am back. School starts next week and I have meetings and curriculum to write this week. So sad :-( I would much rather be home doing pottery. Especially since we have 7 shows coming up. I will post a complete list tonight. I also am going to be taking a few classes at the community collage to extent my teaching licence. Needless to say I have a lot going on this year. Always a juggling match.