Monday, February 21, 2011

Glaze porn

Glorious Glaze!

It's been a while since I showed some glaze porn. We had an excellent gas kiln firing at the studio this weekend and Maryanne and I had some killer pieces come out of it. For those new to my blog, I collaborate on a line of pottery with my friend/mentor, Maryanne White. She throws the pieces and I glaze them.

Glorious Glaze!

I can't get enough of this red combination, though I will admit that I hold my breath EVERY firing. This combination of glazes is very tricky, very runny, and has been known to adhere itself to the kiln shelves on more than one occasion (not my fault, of course....cough cough..)

Glorious Glaze!

I especially love the turquoise spots that sometimes peak through the red. It's never a sure thing so I get pretty giddy with it happens.

Glorious Glaze!

I call these small dishes Bead Trays. Maryanne doesn't call them that but that is what I use them for. They work perfectly for sorting beads. The corners act like funnels when pouring the beads back into a storage container. Cool, right? I keep telling her to make more so that I can offer some to my beady friends. :)

Glorious Glaze!

This final shot is a dreamy closeup of the inside of a bowl. It looks like an island in a sea of melted strawberry ice cream. Yum! :)

23 comments:

For My Sweet Daughter said...

love them and yes she should share ;-)

Lorelei Eurto said...

i definitely need a few more of those cool bead bowls!! I love all the glazing you did a great job!

quiltingjewel39 said...

Those colors are spectacular. Wonderful job. Would love some of those bead bowls - keep talking to her!

tgldesigns said...

Unbelievable!! I want one.. I love the top image with the swirl in the middle.

Aaron-Paul said...

Ooooo those dishes are gorgeous :-)

Mary Welsh Hubbard said...

Those glazes are amazing! love the bead bowls too!

Courtney said...

I love these! May have to get a few.

Libby Leuchtman said...

Yummm I love glaze porn. Very cool.

Salzanos said...

I can feel the excitement! spectacular colors!!!

mairedodd said...

just saw these on flickr so i hopped on over... so very gorgeous - those glazes are incredible... what a great collaboration!

Janet Bocciardi said...

You're aren't kidding! I'm drooling here... Is that the appropriate response?

Really gorgeous!

Holly said...

I am now in a color coma....and it's a good thing! :)

lisa b. said...

You have got to be the Queen of Glaze!! I have never seen anything quite so beautiful!

SummersStudio said...

These are fabulous. Love the glaze separation and crystalisation. Do you fire reduction?

Round Rabbit said...

Thanks so much everyone!
Yes, Leann, lots of reduction! Love the reduction! :)

Linda Ellett said...

So gorgeous!! What a treat to open that kiln!!

Jen V. said...

They're luscious!!

Lisa Peters Russ said...

OMgosh., that is glaze porn... drooling here!

Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio said...

Oh, the reduction!!! I know that was not a quiet unloading… not with colors and texture within the colors like that! Wonderful!!!

gbkoru said...

Awesome colors! I'm forwarding the Awesome Blog Award to you, http://gbkoru.blogspot.com/2011/02/awesome-blog-award.html
Hugs, Gunilla

mirsini's creations said...

Amazing pieces! Wow! glaze porn seems to be very cool ! Wonderful colors and shapes!!! Yes!! The last one is like an island and the first two looks to me like eyes!!
Really nice Nancy! :>

Kathleen said...

they came out so pretty. you do beautiful, amazing work!

Marian Williams said...

Hi, just did a post about your post! Love your glazes! Tell me more about them!