Sunday, March 22, 2009

It's Raining Chicklets!!!!



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???

8 comments:

FetishGhost said...

Love the close up.. that's a beautiful teapot!

Madmud said...

Great description for a charming and lovely teapot!

terraworks said...

Fresh and Fun! Congrats on such a wonderful little teapot- LOVE.

Judith Frederick said...

the teaset is wonderful and bright. Love it.

Jolene said...

Lovely set! I love color!

Todd said...

Ceci!! The kiln goddesses were indeed very kind to you!! What a wonderful glaze! You know I love color!!
Paz!

Chauncey said...

Wow, Ceci. What a beautiful teapot.

Sixsisters said...

Wonderful glaze !! I am so glad you weren't hurt on those stairs.