Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Spring brings green grass, leaves, weeds and in my case..... smokey pots! I fired my first barrel of the season this weekend. After the initial firing, I was not happy with the outcome. Too much oxidation turned the pots mostly white again in spite of some impressive smoke. So while the barrel was still quite hot, I loaded on the barn straw and dry leaves and more sawdust and got a better result.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
The snow is finally melting and I can see my barrel waiting for pots! It is time to get busy throwing and firing. I only managed to make a couple pots this winter, life has been too busy. But now the creative juices are starting to flow and somewhere between work and life I need to get at it. I have been watching pottery videos for inspiration and it seems to be working. I am itching to get my hands into the mud! Watch for updates.