Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Glazed and Fired


I finally collected the pieces I made during my pottery class. I was quite anxious that I'd have something worth keeping as the tutor had emailed us all saying "It seems the firing was a bit of a hit and miss. Some things were underfired-it may have only been 10c under but it makes a difference or it could have been in a cooler part of the kiln." I finished and glazed 11 pieces and had images of all of them being duds. I was pleasantly surprised.


It's such a satisfying process. From the initial throwing of the clay and seeing the new piece. Then leaving it to air dry that changes the look again. You fire it the first time and the weight and sizing changes so you see it anew. Finally you glaze it and it seems to cover so many inperfections. I'm definitely signing up again next year.

13 comments:

dearmolly said...

oh wow! they look gorgeous, and you made them!!!! you must be so proud, gosh, I'm proud of you!

Lx

Kym said...

Looks like fun! I think my favourite is the dark glossy one.

Renee said...

wow - they are so pretty! I imagine it was a lot of fun too!

Miss Muggins said...

They have come up really well.

Feronia said...

These are gorgeous - love the blue one especially.

Bek said...

Cool! These look great! I like the blue and white especially, but they all look pretty great.

Jasmine said...

Well you've inspired me! I may just sign up next year too!

Kiki said...

WOW!!!! They are stunning, I wish I still lived in Melbourne 'cause I'd be joining you. You are one talented lady you know. Your girls are going to have some lovely memories and keepsake pieces from their Mama.

vlijtig said...

Love your bowls and cups!

Sandy said...

So great and most importantly, you made time for yourself.

handmade romance said...

they look gorgeous, what a nice thing to do! and lucky for you with surviving pieces! i especially love the blue bowl x

dearmolly said...

Thanks V!!! I love my little dish and looks perfect on my bedside table with a set of pearl earings.

Lxx

Pina said...

Beautiful, I love them!