We finally sorted through the last kiln load and loaded quite a few pots into our small sales shop. Gallery seems too dramatic a use of words if you could see our small sales area. Oh, it's plenty big enough to get some folks in the door, but with the two firings we are well stocked on our shelves and there are still some pots to fit in somewhere.
I need to get some pot shots other than the ones in the kiln. These seem a bit squished between the two kiln shelves. The round one with the iron red on the bottom is a real winner. Low and fat it would make a great piece for a side or coffee table.
I don't know about you but there are times as I unload that my mind will start to decorate a whole room around a piece.
I can see the table, chairs, fabrics and the room. This sometimes gets me in trouble as I find that I have taken the piece to the house....hummm Mark will look at me and say, " can you afford that?"
Back to the shop it goes.
I am very curious to see how the showrooms will be set up for this glaze it goes perfect with the fabrics.
We were a tad taken back by the cost of the glaze since we are working with cobalt to get the color.
Shock waves ran over me when I saw the bill alone for the cobalt.
The price just for the cobalt for a batch of glaze was about $64.00 ouch!
The other glaze for the collections you can see looks very washed, it is a purple with browns in it. Again it works well with the fabrics.
Then the picture has the Satin Green or Longleaf glaze on it.
It has been interested to play this out and see the pots in one glaze.
Hopefully the buyers at the market will see something they like.
Next week- wheel work!
We both have teapots on the brain and all the work for the next kiln loads are going to be for us.
Best get cracking!