Sunday, June 15, 2008

I Finally Did It!

After much delay due to fear and anxiety, I have finally fired the first bisque load in my kiln that I've had sitting in my garage ready and able for the last seven months. With some fumbling and ten eaten cuticles later, Ta Da...I present to you my first Cone 06 firing. Everything survived with no cracks, and it makes such a lovely "ding" sound when you flick it with your fingers. Of course the true test will be when I glaze them and then we'll see if we'll live happily ever after.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 a good way

With my First class over at GCC, and a new one beginning next week, I just wanted to pause and share some of the pieces I don’t think I can part with. Usually the pottery I have at home are the left over seconds, and my husband calls our house the land of misfit pottery. But these are different, these I won’t sell… ever. This is the first time I’ve felt this way about my pottery. With my paintings it was different. I couldn’t part with any of them regardless of how good/bad I thought they were. With pottery, I didn’t mind letting go at all, actually happy to. It’s kind of interesting to see the style and quality of your work improve and evolve. I wonder what other non-sellable items I have in my future.