Monday, April 30, 2012

New glazes and new work

I've always wanted to get different glazes for my work. Finally, I got some commercial glazes from Capital Pottery Supplies the other day.  With the blush glazes I got a month ago, now I have 4 new glazes.  :)  Of course, with all these nice additions to the studio, I'd like to try them out.  Here are the pictures of my recent work.   

The butter dish in Nickelodeon

~12" wide plate with Nickelodeon and Coppernican Sky
Yarn bowl in Burgundy and gloss white

Fruit bowl in Coppernican Sky
Dessert bowl with Burgundy and Gloss White

Monday, April 23, 2012

Bisque load April 2012

I got enough pieces to start the kiln again on Saturday.  There were definitely some new work with this load.    

Here we are...all 14 pieces out from the kiln

A few weeks ago, I'd decided to make a fruit bowl and I think it turned out ok.  Now I just have to figure out what glaze to use on it.  Any suggestions? 

My new yarn holder

The butter dish

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

New glazes and new glaze load

I am quite pleased with the two new brush on glazes from Pottery Supplies House and here are the pictures.

The rest of the load are mostly mugs:

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April's fool day

Well there is no fool!  I am not here to fool around ;)

April's fool day falls on the weekend this year, which mean I can spend some time working in the studio.  My friends Colin and Nancy have requested a more functional butter dish, one that doesn't let butter all over the lid/cover when melted.  So, I took the challenge and gave it a try.  I always claim that I do hand building, however, I really shouldn't be saying that until I started working on this butter dish.  It was a bit of measuring and assembly involved.  Precision was also very important.  

There are 3 parts in this butter dish.  Unlike the traditional ceramic butter dish, a plate and a lid/cover.  This one I made has the plate, the lid/cover and also the raised border which block melted butter from messing up the lid/cover. 

One thing about this butter dish is that I was originally wanted it to hold the whole butter, however, I didn't take into account the thickness of the slab, therefore the butter dish will not hold a whole piece of butter....nonetheless it's a start.

I'd also started my glaze load with 2 samples of my new brush on glazes from Pottery Supplies House.  Let's see how they turn out.