Sunday, March 28, 2010

One fancy-pants firing!

Today we unloaded the gas kiln and wow! did we get some major color going on! Almost too much. All of Maryanne's bowls, that I glazed, collectively looked like a rainbow threw up. Singly they were quite gorgeous! We are trying to figure out what type of clay we want to use for our collaboration so this batch was all done in white stoneware. The same glazes can look quite different on different clays so none of them came out quite like they did in the last batch, which were all done in a brown clay. While I love the bright colors of this batch I think I prefer the more earthy feel of the darker clay. We will probably do a little of both.

I wish there wasn't so much glare in these photos because you really can't see just how intense they really are. The reds in this firing came out SO FREAKING RED! On fire, I tell you!

I really like how this bowl came out. I'm not entirely sure what I did. I seem to be making a real habit of not taking notes when I glaze, something I need to stop doing until I figure out what combinations I want to use.

This is the red I'm talking about. It's called Burn Your Retinas Red. OK, not really, but man, if you could fully see the intensity of this color paired with the touches of vibrant purple/blue that appear here and there... gorgeous!

I tried this blue combo on a few pieces and I think I am happy with it, though I'm not entirely sold on it.

This one is gorgeous, but yet again, not a clue what I did. I know what three of the glazes are but the fourth has me stumped.

So that's my show and tell from this firing. Thank you to everyone who has taken a moment to take my pottery poll. If you haven't yet, please feel free to do so (look to the right of this post). Your input has been wonderful! I am writing down all your suggestions and passing them on to Maryanne. :)
(That's my foot in the bottom left corner of the above photo. Doesn't it look like I only have one leg? I'm like a pottery pirate... arrrg!)

20 comments:

Andrew Thornton said...

So when are they going to be available?

Sonja said...

Great colors, love them.

Kella said...

They are all so very beautiful but I loved the Blue one you were happy but not sold on.

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Lorelei said...

They all turned out great!! I can't wait for your collaborative pieces. Will you be opening up a separate shop for them?

Dani said...

WOWZA!!! Iou are the Queen of Glazing!!! Amazing and please start writing things down :)

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Love the colors!!!! When is everything going to be available??? I am drooling here!

Mary Ann Carroll said...

Totally cool! I like them all!!

noricum said...

Ooooo! Pretty!

mairedodd said...

wow.. these are beautiful, cannot wait to see them in the darker clay too!

Silver Parrot said...

The colors are really amazing!

Libby Leuchtman said...

Great work.

lisa b. said...

Hey Nancy!! Will you ever let us know what shows you will be at so that we can plan a weekend away. Shopping, getting inspired, enjoying new places and people....can you tell I have wanderlust and need to get out of here if only for a day!!

Melinda Orr said...

The glazes are wonderful! Are you mixing your own or using a prepared glaze? Can't wait to see more!

Jen V. said...

I love them!! If I saw these at a show, I'd be the annoying customer who has to touch all of them! haaaaaaaaa :)

Jen V. said...

I love them!! If I saw these at a show, I'd be the annoying customer who has to touch all of them! haaaaaaaaa :)

missficklemedia.com said...

How awesome are these?!?!
Nancy, you amaze.

The Noisy Plume: said...

These are So SO SO SO SO beautiful!!!!!

Nancy said...

Those bowls are amazing! I love the burst of color.
~Nancy

Mari said...

Wow!!! your art is awesome!!! the way you combine the glazes are incredible!!!