Monday, July 13, 2009

those pillow pots

I posted these up on facebook the other day.
So apologies if you have already seen them!

I was pleased with how they came out of the kiln.

I had one favorite, the red flowers with yellow background, which ran and stuck to the kiln shelf.
I like it well enough that I just might keep it for awhile.

I have it sitting with some pots and it will hang okay.

I used cone 6 glazes on these and fired to just below a true 6.

This is a highwater clay body, red stone. It does not like to fire all the way to 6 so I keep it around 2185degrees- this hit about 2195 degrees at the top and 2181 at the bottom.
I have some cone 6 glazes which prefer to get a little hotter or soak a bit more.

I might separate those glazes from the tiles and pillow pots. I ended up with several flat bowls and trays which I would like to refire.
This was also the first firing in the new fancy computer kiln.
We both thought it did pretty well for the first glaze fire.
And I know the pictures are not great- so more apologies!
I hope you don't go blind from looking!


Linda Starr said...

Oh Meredith, these are wonderful, I see why you like the red and yellow one, were you able to clean off the shelf fairly easily? I like them all but especially the blue and yellow one.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

mmmm, nice!

Anonymous said...

beautiful pillows, particularly the second one down with red flower... lovely color combination

Annapants! said...

Fun stuff! Shoot, I wish the glaze hadn't run on you.

Shortstuff said...

I like the ones with the brighter colors. Very cool.

cookingwithgas said...

I will plan to make these again. Sometimes pots need to be fun.
The shelf was easy to clean- I was more unhappy about breaking the feet!

cynthia said...

Gorgeous - I missed these on FB!