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Saturday, January 21, 2012

POP! It gets all shiny and bright: the before, during and after....

3 seconds ago I popped the top open on the kiln, and saw this here. It needs to cool a little longer, but HOTT DAWG it is all looking good. The other pics here show the kiln and items during firing--I was drying a number of items on top which will be fired later today, actually, and then there is just before firing, and then decorating plates--the plates are for US. We are gonna use them later today, after a little more cooling. I think they turned out well, I can see just the edge in the top pic, the teddy bears...the color is all dull when you paint it on then POP! Gets all bright and shiny with firing!

10 comments:

Michèle Hastings said...

those plates are the sweetest and you get to keep them!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

That is so cool. I'd love to learn more about that whole process.

smartcat said...

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smartcat said...

Uhhh....you could delete the last post which is courtesy of Aloysius when I was getting my tea. Love those plates!

-Rob, Simple Circle Studios said...

Godzilla eating a person?! Freaking sweet!

kcinnova said...

Just like Christmas morning!

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

I really love the pottery in process photos. And yes, that is an awesome Godzilla eating the person.

Ron said...

yep, I'm digging man getting eaten too. Well done on those plates they look cool. (well hot now but cooler later)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Is that bowl with the holes a colander???
Love your dinner plates, so cute!

JB said...

It is good to see the process. My favourite from this batch is the dogs and cat plate but I do like the godzilla teapot too.

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I am a part-time pottery instructor at Cornell University Pot Shop and a full-time studio potter and sculptor, married to superhawt Missus Tastycake.