Sunday, March 22, 2009
It's been some time since I tried my hand at making a teapot. I made four of them and you can really see the difference from the 1st teapot to this 4th teapot. I thought the fourth one really nailed it on the head. I had it bisqued for a long time but I just couldn't choose a glaze for this one. It had to be just right and the glaze really had to "speak" to me. Well, as you can see...it spoke to me alright!
As a kid I use to love getting the little packets of chicklet bubble gum. Yeah, I swallowed my gum. I couldn't help it...it was oh so sweet and yummy. When I saw this glaze I thought of the colors of that gum. I was nervous. I was hoping that the kiln goddess was going to be kind to me and fire this piece exactly as it needed to be. I peeked into the kiln last night at 900 degrees through the peep hole with flashlight in hand. Oh....is it???? Can it be??? I had a restless sleep last night knowing that I would be able to open the kiln as the peep see was hopeful.
With camera in hand in my silk not so warm robe... I skurried down the back deck stairs at dark thirty to the studio and BAM!!!! Slipped on the cold wet stairs and fell on my butt. Not to worry though, I held my camera up by it's straps and it was safe. Maybe my knee hurt a little but what the heck, my camera was safe and that was the most important thing. How else was I going to be able to share pictures of this fine explosion of color with the world???
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Our Etsy Mud team has a loyal follower. One who loves pottery. Pixie of Pixiesoap decided she would interview members of the mud team and post each interview on her blog every Monday at http://handmadesoap.typepad.com/. This Monday she posted the interview she did on me and my shop. I am honored to have been interviewed by Pixie. I encourage you to read her blog weekly to learn more about us potters. Check out Pixie's soap shop....http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=102703 and make a purchase if you are so inclined. In these days of economic and financial hardship I encourage you all to support the handmade movement. By shopping handmade you are supporting your friends and neighbors.
Here are a couple of Pixies soaps.