pottery

Fired Up


FIRED

I had a great kiln firing this weekend – for a change.  I usually have a couple of successful pots out of each firing, but all of them turning out well feels like, well, a miracle.  One of the things I love about working with clay is that I’m constantly stretching myself creatively, either by learning new techniques or experimenting with different glazes and clays. I plan to list these new pots in my Etsy shop, ClayDreamsPottery, but wanted to flash a sneak peek beforehand.

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That dark stripe there on the front isn’t really there, it’s a reflection.  The glaze, Amaco seaweed, just comes out super smooth and shiny – perfect except for the occasional pesky persistent reflection.

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Working on my lid making skills

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Not sister pots but maybe cousins

We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.  Cicero

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New Clay


I found an inexpensive source for clay – Walmart.  At $30.00 for 50 lbs it’s a steal don’t you think??  Here’s the “test throw”.

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4 lbs used

It looks like it’s going to work well.🤞🤞🤞

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7:02 am

Sickening feeling…….I just heard a couple of thuds from inside the kiln.  I know what that means – exploded pots. 😩😩😩😩😩