Friday, September 18, 2009

Getting Ready

What a long week...

We are very busy getting ready for the show in Chapel Hill on October 4th.  We have fired a number of bisque loads and today was spent making glazes.  Tomorrow we hope to glaze some pots and start a glaze fire.  I am always excited when I mix up new batches of glaze.  I can't wait for a piece to come out of the kiln so I can see what it looks like.  I always create a little test tile, but sometimes it is hard to see how the glaze preforms because it is so small.  So, in addition to the test tile, I always pick a piece that isn't show quality and use it for a test.  These sometimes end up in the bone yard (a place were the rejects go) and sometimes they turn out great and are given as gifts or we keep to use at home. 

I have also been working on a mask for the Clayfire guild on Artfire.  We are having a little contest and will be selling our masks.  (  I hope that it makes it to the final product.  And that I get it finished in time!

I have attached a link to the show information.  Please take a look.  There are so many great artists that will be there.  There is also a Peoples Choice Award, so if you see my work at the show and you like what you see, please vote for me!   Festifall

and I have to add that our contest is still going on until Oct 20th!

1 comment:

  1. ..and I'm always excited when I get a "new batch" of glazed donuts!!!

    Hope YOU win. Go get 'em Girlfriend!