Sunday, August 30, 2009

Help- is there a photographer in the house- if so look away.

There I go with that fast finger-publishing before I speak.
Hey- that could be a good thing.

I am a point the camera and hope for the best person.
I don't take professional pictures.
I fumble around until I get something I can work with.

So bear with me.
The pictures are just a few of the pots out of the kiln.
I took more but they were not worth the time it would take to mess with them.
I truly am a candidate for a class.
But- below you will find a pillow pot for the wall glazed in my copper green with a blue wood ash accents on the flowers.
Below that two teapots.
If I can set up a few good shots I will post more.
And if not you will just have to come here to see the rest.
We had a good firing with lots of mugs, tumblers, cream and sugar sets, salt jars, cruets, bowls, vases, teapots and oil lamps.

We started tiles as soon as the kiln was out, sanded, price and up on the shelves for sale.
Mark has plans to tackle a few of these tiles as well.
I can't wait to see what he does with his.
I know what I am going to do with mine.

I also ran over for the open house at StarWorks and picked up samples of the cone 6 clays.
I plan to test those along with the tiles.
I hope I get some good results it would be great to use some local clay.


Ron said...

Looking great. I love that last teapot.

cindy shake said...

All good. I Love the first teapot!

When I shoot art for my Blog my (lack of) photo skills do not do any of the works justice- At least the Blog is a more "informal" medium -right?! I use my quickie digital, then drop the images into Photoshop, hit contrast, brightness -filter sharpen and keep my fingers crossed!

Shortstuff said...

I don't know about the photography thing...they don't look that bad to me. I do know that you're a damned fine potter, cause those pieces are beautiful.

Abela Bodycare said...

Gorgeous work, Meredith! And the pictures look good to me too.

cookingwithgas said...

Ron- please stop in next time you are in Seagrove- We would love to show you the new kiln we are "still" building! And thanks!
Cindy- I think we are using the same system! Point shoot and fingers crossed something comes out.
Teapots are a favorite thing to make.
Shortstuff- you are too kind and remind me to slip you 5 bucks next time I see you- or maybe a tile!
Thanks Abela! See you soon I hope!

Linda Starr said...

Oh, they are all beautiful. The tile is wonderful. I love how the design fades off the tile, the second teapot looks like an ash glaze? and the third teapot is wonderful, been into the orangey colors lately and that one is a keeper. Hope you post more.

cookingwithgas said...

Thanks Linda- the design goes all the way around the pot- backside as well.
And the orangey glaze is the tomato red- a favorite with the woodash.

Michael Mahan said...

Nice pots. Juan Villa is teaching a phtography course. One on camera use and one on photoshop.

Jen Mecca said...

As you know..I am so with you on the photography thing ( nice teapots by the way!) Jen

cynthia said...

The teapots are awesome as is the tile! Photograph is tough...especially pottery. It looks like you are really back in full swing now!

Anonymous said...

just back from photography hell myself, at some point i just become overwhelmed with the feeling that these will just have to do. beautiful teapots