Pics

Got a new card reader, so you get a picspam post today.

First, that third cephalopot glaze test is out of the kiln. Here’s the three of them together:

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I like the one on the end the most. May bring the fluxes back down a wee bit, though; it’s a tad runny.

And here are those tea bowls, all finished:

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I didn’t have my notebook with me when I made them, and accidentally used a third less clay than usual. They came out the same size, though, or very near… I knew my throwing skills had improved over the last year, but I didn’t think there was *that* much of a difference. Cripes.

The hoya in the studio is in bloom. It’s the same cultivar as my grandmother’s, who got hers from a cutting off her mother’s plant, which started as a cutting from the hoya in the garden in Indonesia. The smell always reminds me of my Oma.

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Aaaaand, last but not least, cephalopot cream and sugar set!

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Might even out the size of the tentacles in later incarnations. Or I might just leave ’em all different. We’ll see.

Tea bowls for Paul

A friend of mine from elementary school, Paul, bought a house recently. When I saw him at Fresh Fish, I handed him a tea bowl[1] for a house-warming gift, and he ordered three more to make a set.

They’re sitting in the studio now, waiting for a bisque firing. I made two dragonflies, two spiders, and two snails. Once they’ve been glazed, I’ll drop off three for him, and put three up on etsy.

[1] It would have been a teacup, but I absent-mindedly picked it up by the handle when it was still green. The cup part didn’t fall very far, though, so it survived fine. I just smoothed off the side and declared it a bowl. Turns out it’s just the size tea bowl Paul likes, so *that* all worked out beautifully.